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NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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Camp of mullet fishermen, North Carolina From a photograph
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Diagram of pound-net at Bald Head, Maine By Capt. J. W. Collins
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Diagram of pound-net at Small Point, Maine By Capt. J. W. Collins
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Fig. 1. Diagram of pound-net at Wood's Hole, Massachusetts Fig. 2. Diagram of heart or pound-net as set in Rhode Island Fig. 3. Diagram of slat weir at East Dennis, Massachusetts From Report U. S. Fish Commission, Part II, 1872-'73
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Fig. 1. Diagram of pound-net at Waquoit, Massachusetts Fig. 2. Diagram of heart or pound-net at Quissett Harbor, Massachusetts From Report U. S. Fish Commission, Part II, 1872-'73
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Fishing with hack and square traps in the Savannah River Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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Shad gill-nets in the Edisto River, South Carolina From a photograph
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Fish-nets in the Pedee River From a photograph
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A sturgeon camp on Winyah Bay, South Carolina Catching sturgeon in gill-nets; the pound for keeping fish alive Unheading; saving roe for caviar Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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Drag-net fishing in the Neuse River, North Carolina; "Footing up the net" Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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Skim-net fishing for shad in the Neuse River, North Carolina Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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Haul-seine fishing at Sutton Beach, Albemarle Sound, North Carolina Boating the seine From a photograph
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Haul-seine fishing at Sutton Beach, Albemarle Sound, North Carolina A large haul of alewives From a photograph
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Shad-fishing in Albemarle Sound; laying out the seine Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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Shad-fishing at night on the Susquehanna River; laying out the gill-net From a photograph
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Diagram of salmon weirs in Penobscot River, Maine From Report U. S. Fish Commission, Part II, 1872-'73
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Plan of salmon-net, Penobscot River, Maine From Report U. S. Fish Commission, Part II, 1872-'73
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Ideal perspective of salmon-net in Penobscot Bay, Maine From Report U. S. Fish Commission, Part II, 1872-'73
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Diagram of shad weir, Kennebec River, Maine
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Bag-net fishing for smelts under the ice, Penobscot River, Maine From sketch by C. G. Atkins
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Salmon cannery at Astoria, Oregon From a photograph
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Kelley's pound-net near Carpenter's Point, Lake Erie For capture of whitefish, herring, &c. Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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Lifting the pot at Kelley's pound-net, Lake Erie Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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Green Bay pound-net off Ingersoll's Fishery Drawing by L. Kumlien
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"Driving the pound." Stake-boat and crew off Marblehead, Lake Erie. Driving stakes for pound-net. At close of season the other end of the same boat pulls the stakes Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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Deck plan of stake-boat. Stake-puller of Lake Erie
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Pound-net at Detroit River Drawing by L. Kumlien
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Bailing out the pot of pound-net at Detroit River
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Camp at South Manitou Island, Lake Michigan Fishing boats; gill-nets on reel; shanty for cleaning fish From a photograph
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Gill-net drying on reel From a photograph
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Type of fishermen's summer house. Seine shed, tarring-box annexed Drawing by H. W. Elliott, 1882
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Hauling in herring-seine at Herbert's Fishery, Detroit River Inclosure for keeping fish alive Sketch by L. Kumlien
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Pond fishery, Detroit River; inclosure for keeping fish alive Photograph by U. S. Fish Commission
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Overhauling the seine at Grassy Island Fishery, Detroit River Photograph by U. S. Fish Commission
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Map of the world on Mercator's projection Showing the extent and distribution of the present and abandoned whaling grounds Prepared by A. Howard Clark in 1880
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Fig. 1. The sperm whale. Fig. 2. The California gray whale. Fig. 3 The North Pacific humpback whale. Fig. 4. The sulphur-bottom whale Fig. 5. The finback or Oregon finner Fig. 6. The Pacific right whale Fig. 7. The bowhead whale. From Report U. S. Fish Commission, 1876 Natural History in Section I of this report
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Whaling vessels fitted out at New Bedford wharves From a photograph by T. W. Smillie
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Whaling schooner Amelia, of New Bedford, Massachusetts Drawing by C. S. Raleigh
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Steam whaling-bark Mary & Helen, of New Bedford, Massachusetts Afterwards the Rodgers of the Jeanette search expedition Drawing by C. S. Raleigh
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Deck plan and side and interior plan of whaling-schooner Amelia Of New Bedford, Massachusetts Drawing by C. S. Raleigh
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Deck plan and side and interior plan of whaling-bark Alice Knowles Of New Bedford, Massachusetts Drawing by C. S. Raleigh
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Starboard quarter of a whale-ship Showing the manner of transporting the captain's boat and the spare boats
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Deck view of whale-boat equipped with apparatus of capture, &c. Drawing by C. S. Raleigh
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Side and interior plan of whale-boat equipped with apparatus of capture, &c. Drawing by C. S. Raleigh
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Articles of whale-boat gear. 1. Lantern keg containing matches, bread,&c. 2 Boat compass. 3. Water keg. 4. Piggin for bailing water 5. Waif for signaling. 6. Tub oar crotch. 7. Double oar-lock 8. Large line in line-tub. 9. Knife to cut line. 10 Row-lock. 11. Hatchet 12. Grapnel. 13. Drag or drug to retard whale. 14. Canvas nipper
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Whalemen's harpoons. Fig. 1. Improved harpoon or toggle-iron now in use Fig. 2, 3. First form of toggle-iron made by Lewis Temple Fig. 4. One-flued harpoon with hinged toggle. Fig. 5. One-flued harpoon Fig. 6. Two-flued harpoon Fig. 7. Toggle-iron invented by Provincetown whaleman; not in use
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English harpoons. Fig. 1. Old-style harpoon; now little used Fig. 2. Hand harpoon in general use about 1857 Fig. 3. Hand-harpoon now in general use on Scotch whalers Drawings by Capt. William Adams, Dundee, Scotland
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Fig. 1. English harpoon-gun and gun-harpoon now in use on Scotch whalers Fig. 2. An early form of English whaling-gun Fig. 3, 4, 5. Mason and Cunningham mounting boat-gun; a recent invention
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Fig. 1. Pierce and Cunningham darting-gun; a combined harpoon and lance Used largely by Arctic whalemen. Fig. 2. Cunningham and Cogan gun Length, 33 inches; weight, 27 pounds; used by Arctic whalers with bomb lance Fig. 3. Brand muzzle-loading whaling-gun and bomb lance
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Fig. 1, 2, 3, 4. Pierce bomb-lance Fig. 5. Pierce and Eggersbreech-loading gun

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