The Station.  The Channel spots the western edge of Georges Bank. The existing Eldridge graphstates that for the anglers the 30 fathom bend running southerly from Race Point, though itsboundaries are relatively indefinite. Cape Cod, limits its european edge. This ground is a lot visitedfrom the Boston fleet, both sail and water vapor, line trawlers and otter trawlers, the fleet of Gloucester, and the otter-trawl fleet that has developed in The Big Apple in recent years. This placeis all very good minn kota maxxum ground from the proper season, but maybe the most important isthe fact that part being untruthful 25 kilometers E. ? S. from Sankaty Head, Nantucket. Here is astage, sandy bottom, where, while in May,July and June, and August, the otter trawlers operatesuccessfully in 18 to 30 fathoms of water, making a catch that is made up principally of haddock,with a considerable percentage of cod, especially in June and July, together with a fair amount alsoofcusk and pollock, and hake. Small halibut are pretty abundantright here and also, these fish beingof from 5 to R lbs, rarely larger. Flounders are abundant, with a good number of "lemon soles" and"grey soles," which are extremely popular with the buy and sell.Nantucket Shoals (To the south Shoal). This name is applied to the fishing ground about NantucketLightship, which marks the Old South Shoal and the New South Shoal, the two setting up acontinuous reef of irregular form some 10 to 12 a long way in length and from 1 to 3 miles large. Thenorth end of this lies about 12 mls S. by E. from Sankaty Head (the Old Southern Shoal), and alsothe southern extremity of the New South Shoal reaches to about 20 mls S. ? E. from the identicalpoint. The fishing ground is situated mostly for the S. of the shoals contributing to the lightship,where otter trawling is carried on in every directions from your ship except from N. to NE., whererest the vessels sunk with the German submarine in the later war. This fishery can also be carried onWNW. from the dispatch for a distance of 40 miles, even into 7 fathom depths near Muskeget Inlet.Nantucket Shoals, Madisons Location. SSE. 13 miles top Round Shoal buoy, has 9 fathoms over aclean hard base of beach sand. It is about 3 a long way long, from SE. to NW. by 1? mls wide. Thiscan be a flounder floor for the higher part of the 12 months and a excellent cod soil in October andNovember. Tides are hefty over this ground, as it is the rule elsewhere with this neighborhood.Within somewhat recent years this ground has been much utilized by the otter trawlers, what sort of craft has evolved a fruitful fishery right here, which is being operated in steadily raising volume andtakes a get that is primarily of haddock.[Table 4--Fishing grounds of the Georges Area, showing the principal kinds taken with them.]The depths allow me to share from 70 to 100 fathoms across a broken base ofsoil and gravel, andthen in places good sand. The ground falls off of rapidly on all sides besides toward Seal off Islandand also the Nova Scotia coast, departing an area at its finish of considerably indeterminate span,perhaps 18 or 20, miles, and having a extended distance across around 8 miles at its widest portion.The travel fleet works here also, but, generally speaking, more of these vessels are found on theground lying some 10 miles farther eastward, on the fringe of Georges in somewhat deeper water(30 to 50 fathoms) with a rougher and rockier underside, where there exists a greater proportion of cod in the catch than around the western location.[Footnote 15. "The earliest history of this name (Saint Georges Shoal) how the writer has foundappears after a map uncovered in the library of Simancas, in Spain, where a graph said to happen tobe made by a surveyor sent to Virginia by James I of England, in 1610, was discovered in 1885 or1888, after having a long time before disappeared from England. This chart is assumed to embody,besides the operate of Champlain and other tourists, the information contained in the English chartsof White colored,Pring and Gosnold, and probably of Waymouth's Excellent Geographical Road map.