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The fish of these shoreline grounds, due probably to the greater large quantity of food on this page,
are thought to be distinctly superior in top quality to those of the same kinds taken on the offshore
banks. The cod and the haddock, especially, of the Gulf of Maine are particularly well conditioned
species of fish and are noted for their excellence.
The statistics presented in Dinner table 2 show only a fraction of the catch from the Inner Reasons,
since they deal fully with the fares of minn kota endura vessels of 5 net lots and over. There are
huge amounts of the so-called "registered" or "under-tonned" boats, generally gill-netters, that take
countless pounds from these oceans annually, principally cod and haddock.
In the Maine coast and across the line in New Brunswick there are many than 300 weirs which
furnished to American smokers and canners during the year 1923 (whose figures have been chosen
as which represents an average season) 77,000,000 weight of herring. In the coast of Massachusetts
there are 50 or maybe more weirs and sea food traps, and from your Isle of Shoals to Pemaquid Part
of Maine there are more than 50 floating traps in the various bays, on the points of offshore islands,
or perhaps in the open sea, and all these go on a rich harvest from these waters. , there is the
lobster fishery, more important within the Gulf of Maine than anywhere else in the states.Then and
Of the various branches of the fisheries industries few statistics are available, however we may say
that the figures of the 1919 census showed that the "under-ton" vessels mentioned landed 5,324,426
kilos of fish with the port of Boston, mostly of haddock and cod, and this the same type of craft in
1923 landed at Portland, Me., more than 3,000,000 pounds, principally of ground seafood. We also
know that each hamlet, village, island and town and city together this nearly 4,000 'miles of coast
line takes its toll in the sea.
Lukes Rock. This rock is situated S. by E. 3 miles from Moosabec Light, circular in shape, and about
1 mile in diameter. Depths are from 25 to 35 fathoms; the bottom ispea gravel and rocks, and mud.
There is some vessel fishing, though this is certainly mainly a small-boat fishing terrain. Hake are
undertaken here from June to September, inclusive; cod are present concerning the rocks the year
all around. Pollock are in fall and springtime, and haddock from December to February, inclusive.
Minn Kota Endura is by trawl and hand line.
Newfound Ground. A small rocky place about 1/4 mile over with an automatic buoy in the center for
guidance into the Bay of Fundy. It is a small-motorboat ground having depths averaging 18 fathoms.
It lies about 3 miles S. by W. from Moosabec Light. periods and Species are as on Lukes Rock. Minn
Kota Endura is actually by hand and trawl line.
Henrys Rock and roll. Five miles SW. by S. from Moosabec Light. 1/4 distance in diameter, and 30
fathoms across a level bottom. Angling is done by hand trawl and line. Cod are present the year all
around, a few haddock from the fall, hake during the summer but not in the tumble, and pollock in
spring and slip.
Handspike Ground. Seven miles SW. by S. from Moosabec Light, nearly spherical in form, and ? mile
across. It features a bottom of stones and depths of from 35 to 40 fathoms. Types and seasons are
the same as on Lukes Rock, but generally cod and pollock are taken in this article by hand and trawl
American Egg Rock. This really is SW. from Moosabec Light, 8 mls distant, lying within a NE. and
SW. direction, 3 miles long by 1 mile wide. The base issharp and irregular, and difficult and has 25
to 30 fathoms. Minn Kota Endura here is mostly by hand line, the ground becoming said to be too
hard for trawling. This can be a small-boat ground, and angling is done mainly in the summertime
season. Cod and pollock are consumed in thespring and summer, and fall; haddock are present in
spring and fall; and cusk in 35 to 40 fathoms in fall and spring season. This is not a hake ground.
Old Egg cell Rock. This rock and roll is WSW. from Moosabec Light, 6 miles distant, and running in a
NE. and http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/fishing SW. route. It is 3 miles long by 1 mile wide; has a rocky
depths and bottom of 25 to 30 fathoms. This is also a small-boat ground, exactly where minn kota
endura is done primarily by hand lines, but trawls also are used. This ground is fished by the larger
sized vessels in the fall months when the weather is too rough for fishing on the outside grounds. ,
and a few pollock are taken in fall and spring; hake in fair number inside the fall months.Cod and
Middle Ridge This is W. by S. from Moosabec Light 3 miles. It depends on a NE. and SW. direction
and is also about 1 mile long by ? mile wide. The depths are from 18 to 25 fathoms and the bottom is
hard and rocky. It is actually a small-boat ground mostly and also little importance being a minn kota
endura ground. Cod are present the year all around haddock in late summer and spring with a
smaller quantity in the fall. Cusk are here the season around. A few pollock are here in the spring
Broken Ground. This lies S by E from Moosabec light, 15 kilometers, whence the ground expands
WSW to inside 4 miles of Mount Desert Rock and roll with an average size of 1 distance. The depths
run from 15 to 100 fathoms. The shallows are rocky and sharp; the clay, deeps and gravel. There are
places ? mile long and others 3 miles long having depths of 70 fathoms. Several of these spots have
special names: Crawley's Rocks, Puzzling Rock, The Ridges. The grounds pointed out here and those
above mentioned are known to the anglers as the Moosabec Ridges. All these seem to be minn kota
endura spots cropping out upon the 50 fathom curve. About the Broken Ground the fishing season is
from June 1 by way of September. Herring generally are abundant right here from May to
September. Cod are taken outside of the grounds in fall and spring. Pollock and small cod are taken
on the shoals in summer and fall, and hake on the mud underside in fall and summer and hake on
the mud bottom part in summer and fall.
Tibbetts' Ledge. This lies east from Petit Manan 4 or 5 miles. The marks are Schoodic Island over
Environmentally friendly Island of Petit Manan and the Ladle over Nash's Tropical island. This ledge
consists of two rocky shoals with depths of three to 3? fathoms, about one acre apiece in extent and
1/4 mile apart lying NW and SE from each other. To the westward of those is broken floor nearly to
Petit Manan. These are preferred small-motorboat grounds. The eastern ledge drops abruptly into
the mud. In May large cod are caught within the muddy bottom just E of the ledge in 27 to 30
fathoms. Hake and haddock are taken in late spring season (May) and drop. Minn Kota Endura is by
hands line and trawl.
Ben's Ground. Is situated ESE from Petit Manan 4 or 5 mls. The marks are Petit Manan Lighting to
northward of Middle Hill of Mount Desert and Humpback Mountain in the west side of Trafton's
Island or Pond Island Light to the eastward of Jordan's Delight. The soil is circular in good shape,
about 3/4 mile all over, having 14 to 30 fathoms water. The bottom is of rocks and mud. This ground
is of little significance except as a little-boat terrain in summer for haddock and cod. Hake are
adopted the muddy bottom near it, It is actually a winter haddock terrain in calm climate, these fish
leaving it in the hard storms, the water being relatively too shallow so they can "ride out a blow" in
comfort, This kind of at least is the explanation the fishermen give for the sudden cessation of their
taking on shoal grounds after a period of heavy weather.
Southeast Rock. This is a ledge, nearly uncovered at low tide on its shoalest area, SSE from Petit
Manan and 4? miles distant, The shoal portions slope toward the NE a distance of 4 miles more than
an irregular bottom, Depths vary from 17 to 30 fathoms, The shoals are rocky, and the deeps are
Cod, haddock and dirty are considered here in May and June, hake from July to September, It is
actually a good lobster ground, also, Fishing here is by handline and trawl operated from vessels and
little boats from around-by Maine ports.
Broken Ridges aka Joe Roy Ground. This is situated SSE from Petit Manan 7 kilometers to the
center. It is actually 2 miles very long SW and NE and one mile broad and from 27 to 33 fathoms,
and the bottom of stones and mud is extremely uneven, The shoalest portion is nearby the center. It
is said to be a good haddock and cod ground, and is also mainly a small fishing boat ground,
although some vessel fishing is carried on here in the spring.
Black Ledges Ground. This soil lies between Jordan's Delight and the Halibut Ledges. Alternatively,
Black Ledges. It is a good haddock ground for the brief season in the spring and early summer time
when the fish are following the herring universities. In general it is a modest-boat terrain on which
chiefly hand lines and trawls are operated, Several cod and cusk are taken here in the fall, in fact it
is a good lobster ground.
Bakers Island Ridge. This is a narrow ledge making out from Bakers Island E, by N. The eastern part
bears S. by E. from Schoodic Island 3/4 distance distant The ridge is much broken, its average width
getting ? mile, and it has depths of from 20 to 25 fathoms over a rocky and gravelly bottom. In 30 to
35 fathoms, on a muddy bottom, hake are abundant from July to October, inclusive, although it is far
from much fished about the shoaler spots. Cod and cusk can be found here in the early spring and
fall; haddock from October to January, inclusive. Sportfishing here is done by tiny boats and small
vessels mainly from Bass Harbor and Southwest Harbor by trawl and palm line. It is a great lobster
Martins Ground; Hillards Reef. The center bears WSW. from Schoodic Point, distant 3 miles. It is a
rocky patch of 4 or 5 acres and has depths of from 15 to 25 fathoms. It is not important aside from
its hand-lining for cod and haddock inside the fall and spring season months and for hake in the fall.
It really is a good lobster floor.
Egg Rock Damaged Ground. This is a difficult ridge making out S. by W. from Egg Rock Ledges and
is a couple of miles long by 14 miles large. It has an unusual bottom, with depths from 9 to 15
fathoms. This ridge, with Martins and Seaveys Grounds, divides the american or Bakers Tropical
island mud channel from Schoodic mud channel. Both these were formerly considered very good
hake grounds but, although still good, are certainly not as profitable for hake minn kota endura like
past years. Haddock are taken on the ridge in the spring and inNovember and October, and
December. Several cod are taken in the spring and fall. Minn Kota Endura is simply by hand and
trawl line. It is a good lobster ground.
Internal Schoodic Ridge. This ridge bears SE. by S. from Bakers Island, the center distant 12 miles.
This floor is nearly circular in form, about 4 miles in size, and has depths jogging from 18 to 60
fathoms. The base is ofrocks and gravel, and mud; the shoaler portions are distinct and rocky.
Vessels from Maine ports use this ground, minn kota endura by hand line and trawl. Cod and
haddock are plentiful here in spring and fall, and hake minn kota endura is good through the
summer. It is a very good lobster ground.
Outside Schoodic Ridge. The northwest part of this ground bears SE. from Bakers Island, that it is
distant 22 miles. It is situated 7 miles outdoors Inner Schoodic, has been considered one of the best
shoreline minn kota endura grounds in the Maine coast, but still seems to deserve the reputation.
The ridge is about 8 a long way long in a NE. and SW. direction, lying nearly parallel with the
adjacent coast. Its greatest breadth is 6 mls. The bottom is broken and irregular and possesses
depths from 22 to 80 fathoms over gravel and rocks on the shoaler mud and pieces on the deeps.
Principally Maine vessels fish this ground, employing hand line and trawl. Cod, pollock, cusk and
haddock and hake are present here from June to October, and a few large halibut, up to 300 kilos in
weight, are taken here in July and June.
Install Desert Outer Ridge. This ridge is SE. by E. from the Big Mountain of Mount Desert Island.
From Schoodic Island to the middle of this ground is around 25 miles. Its length E. by N. and W. by
S, is 2 miles; its breadth 3/4 mile. On the aspects sand and clay-based predominate, though depths
are from 45 to 60 fathoms; the shoals are rocky. This is a comparatively little ground, but it
furnishes good cod minn kota endura in the spring (April to July) and drop. Cusk are consumed the
fall and spring. Virtually no haddock are taken here. Hake are based in the deep water about the W.
and SW. inspring and summer, and fall; trawl lines principally are used right here. It is a good
lobster ground but is just too distant for existing fishing methods.
Level Ground. This terrain lies between Attach Swan and Wilderness Island, SW. from Long Island.
In 50 fathoms, with a hard mud base, there is good minn kota endura for hake in the summer. Minn
Kota Endura is by fingers trawl and series.
Enoch's Shoal. This shoal lies ENE. 3 miles from Great Duck Isle. This is a small hummock on the
outer parts of a ridge extending out to it from Great Duck tropical island. It has a sharp, difficult
bottom with depths of about 18 fathoms. Hand lining and trawling are the approaches employed to
take a couple of cod in early early spring; haddock are in small numbers in the summer as well as a
small number of hake. It is a good lobster ground.
Banking institutions Ground. The center bears SE. by S. from Excellent Duck Island, remote about 5
kilometers. It is about 1? miles long within a NE. and SW. direction by 1/4 distance wide and has a
mud bottom with depths from 35 to 50 fathoms. It is mainly a compact-boat soil, fished mostly in the
summertime, when hake are fairly abundant and there are a few cod and haddock. It is a lobster
Shell Ground. This is placed SE. from Extended island Head, from which the center of the ground is
distant 6 mls. It is 2 mls long, in a NE. and SW. route and about ? mile large. In the middle portion is
a shoal of 25 fathoms, its underside sharp rocks. On all sides of this shoal the bottom is quite
abnormal, consisting of pebbles and mud. The greatest level, near the edge of the lender, is 50
fathoms. haddock and Cod, together with a few cusk and pollock, are taken here in June, July, and
August and even into the past due fall, but it is primarily a hake minn kota endura ground for small
boats and an infrequent larger craft, all using hand line and trawl. It really is a good lobster soil.
Abner Ground. This ground is SSE. from Gott's Island, distant 8 mls. It extends 1? miles in a NE. and
SW. direction and is about 1/4 distance wide. The bottom is dirt, rocks and broken, with depths of
from 25 to 50 fathoms. This is principally a haddock ground, the best time of year being in July and
August, and is resorted to mostly by small craft.
Grumpy. Extends from SE. 4? miles from Eastern Ear of Isle au Haute to SE. 1/4 E. from the western
brain of Isle au Haute, distant 7 miles. This floor is 2? mls long by 3/4 mile wide and has a compact
shoal of 14 fathoms on the northeast part. Over all of those other ground the average depths run
from 35 to 40 fathoms over a gravelly underside. Though not of great importance of later years, this
was previously considered one of the best inshore grounds for cod for the entire year as well as for
haddock in winter. Hake usually are ample just off the southeast edge in summertime. There is
considerable hand-liner for cod in 25 fathoms in June and July, although this bank is mainly fished by
craft from ports of eastern Maine--small watercraft as a rule--and the principal way is by trawling.
Marks: Big Camden Mountain over the Eastern Hearing of Isle au Haute; Fog Island in Jericho Bay,
touching on the eastern part of Big Spoon Island; Brimstone among Isle au Haute and the Western
Hatchell Ground. This ground lies SE. by E 3/4 E. 9? miles from your western head of Isle au Haute.
Marks are eastern Mount Desert Hillside in the Middle Saddle of Long island, and Little Spoon
Tropical island in the great or center Saddle of Isle au Haute.
Blue Hill Terrain. This ground is placed approximately E: by S. ? S from the western head of Isle au
Haute, distant 7 mls. The bottom consists of pea gravel and pebbles. Marks: Brimstone Island out by
the western brain of Isle au Haute and Blue Hill on the western side of Marshall Island. These
markings lead to a depth of 25 fathoms in the northeast part of the terrain, deepening southwest to
40 fathoms in 1 mile from your shoaler part, which can be about ? mile large, part of the ground,
deepening southwest to 40 fathoms in 1 mile from the shoaler part, which is about ? mile wide. This
is an excellent ground for cod in the fall and spring but is best for haddock during the whole winter.
Hand facial lines and trawl are employed.
Inner Horse Reef. This reef lies SE. ? E 1? miles from the eastern ear of isle au Haute. There exists a
shoal here of 25 fathoms about 1/8 mile in size. From this the water steadily deepens to NE. for ?
mile, where it drops away into the mud. Depths on this northeast portion are about 35 fathoms. The
bottom is of gravel and pebbles. In slip and spring this is a good cod ground. Hake are found close to
the benefit in summer. Sport fishing is by small craft, generally, using trawl and handline. It is a
good lobster soil. Marks: Bring Glowing blue Hill Mountain from the saddle of White colored Horse;
Brimstone showing between Western Ear canal and Isle au Haute.
Outer Horse Reef. This is a quick distance SW. from your Inner Reef, with only a narrow gully
between. The small shoal falls off quickly on all sides. It has a depths of 30 fathoms. Over a space 1/4
mile in size the bottom is gravelly. species and Seasons are as on Inner Horse Reef.
Hake Ground. Northern of Monhegan isle lies a patch called the Hake Terrain or Mud Funnel, the
first name as a result of abundance of hake taken here during June, July, and August. It extends from
just outside White Head to abreast of Monhegan Island on the north side. The depths vary from 20 to
45 fathoms, and the ground is still regarded one of the best hake grounds alongshore. It is fished by
small vessels and boats when the dogfish are on the outer grounds. This is a great haddock ground
in December and January, as well as a good lobster ground.
Southwest Terrain. This lies 2 miles SW. in the western head of Isle au Haute. It is circular in form, ?
mile in diameter and has a gravelly bottom with depths varying from 35 to 40 fathoms. It is a cod
ground from April to June and from September to November, inclusive. A number of pollock and
haddock are taken with all the cod. Hake are abundant in summertime close to Isle au Haute. trawls
and Handlines are used within the minn kota endura. It is also a great lobster ground.
Barley Hill Ground. This ground lies NNE. from Seal Isle and SSW from the western head of Isle au
Haute directly in series between the two, about 3? miles far-away from each level. It is circular in
form, has 28 to 30 fathoms of water, and the underside is mixed dirt and rocks. This can be a ground
much resorted to by sloops and larger vessels, and the minn kota endura is by hand line and trawls.
It is a good cod ground in spring and slip and a hake ground on the. Inspect the actual lagging
involving engine and also heater exhausts regarding damage and deterioration along with close by
items with regard to heat damage as well as charring.rocks and mud in summer time. Occasionally a
few halibut are taken right here during July and June. It is also a lobster ground.
Gilkey Ground. This bears S. from the
traditional western head of Isle au
Haute. 4 miles distant. It extends ENE.
and WSW about 1? miles long by 1/3 mile
wide. The bottom is rocky on the shoals
where depths are about 23 fathoms
sloping to 35 fathoms on the southwest
part., the location where the bottom is
gravelly and comparatively easy.
Rock Cod Ledge. This ledge is placed
NE. of Seal off Island 1 mile. It has a
depth of 3? fathoms on the shoalest part,
deepening progressively on all sides to
get a considerable distance. The base is of distinct rocks and is damaged in places. Rock and roll cod
area found in fair numbers in fall and early spring, and this is a mackerel and herring terrain in their
seasons. Haddock are abundant from the fall close in to the rocks of Close off Island in 6 to 15
fathoms. This is not a hake ground, although there are many cusk to be had here on the deeper
components and an occasional little halibut is consumed in the kelp around the shoal in July and
June. It is a very good lobster ground.
Pea gravel Southeast and Underside Ground. These rest S. of Close off Island. forming an extensive
piece of fairly degree ground extensive part of fairly level terrain. The western that bears a little E.
of S. as well as the eastern part about ESE. from the isle. It is about 5 or 10 mls in diameter. Even
though this is really but one bit of ground, the eastern part is called the Southeast Ground and also
the western part, through the nature of its underside.
The Gravel Underside. The eastern portion is muddy and has 40 to 60 fathoms. The american has 35
to 40 fathoms. It really is a good cod soil in spring and winter. Haddock are present from November
to March, inclusive; hake in summer. Sport fishing is done mainly by trawling by sloops and vessels.
Laisdells Ground. This is a small, rocky spot outside of the Brandy Ledges. It is about 1/4 acre in
extent and has a sharp rocky underside with 20 fathoms of water over it. It is the best cod and
haddock terrain in Isle au Haute Bay. This is certainly chiefly a small motorboat ground and is also a
Saddleback Reef. This reef lies S. from Saddle-back again Ledge, 3/4 mile remote. It is about 2/3
mile long S and N by 1/4 mile broad. Depths are from 15 to 35 fathoms over a broken and rocky
bottom. Cod are taken in this article by hand line in May and June; cod and haddock by trawling in
winter and fall (Nov to January 1). It is a good lobster ground and chiefly a small-boat ground.
Otter Isle Reef; Snipper Shin; Western Reef. These are names applied to diverse sections of an
irregular, broken piece of rocky ground about halfway between Vinalhaven and Seal Island. Otter
Island Reef is definitely the eastern section, telling lies 4 miles W. by S. by 1/4 S. from the western
head of Isle au Haute. Depths here are from 10 to 25 fathoms over a rocky bottom part. The trawl,
previously not much used in this article, is now in general use. It is best for cod in the winter months
and spring and then for haddock in the drop, from November 1 to January 1, though this is a cod and
haddock ground at seasons when these fish are in shoal water.
Old Ripper. This is situated S. from the Traditional western Ground (Western Reef) and 10
kilometers WSW. from Criehaven or Ragged Island. Apparently this is an element of the Western
Ground. Around the deep-water mud bottom between these (Ripper and Western Reef) is great hake
minn kota endura in summer, and cusk are abundant from May to the time when the dogfish strike
the ground, usually about July 5 to 10.
Crie Ridges. These rest 4 miles NW. from Matinicus Rock and roll, 4 miles WSW. from Criehaven or
Ragged Island, and run SE. from Western Ground towards Matinicus, distant 4? to 5 kilometers.
Cod, pollock, and cusk are here in the spring, and haddock are abundant from the fall.
Bald Ridges. These begin just outside Wooden Tennis ball Island and manage off in a practically
direct line for Matinicus Rock. They are each from 1/4 to ? mile wide, are usually close together, the
distances between them being not over ? distance, and they are almost parallel with each other.
Soundings display from 15 to 30 fathoms on them, with a damaged, rocky bottom. The shoalest
water is all about 1 mile from Wooden Ball Isle, the depth increasing toward the the southern area of
Henry Marshalls Ground. This terrain lies S. by W. from Matinicus Rock about 3 miles; its location is
about 2 acres. The shoaler segment has a depth of 35 fathoms and a gravelly bottom; on the edge
the depth is 45 fathoms and the bottom is of rocks and mud. Cod are taken here in the spring,
haddock in January and February, and hake in the summer a few months. It is a good lobster ground.
The Bounties (The Bowdies). This ground bears SE. by S ? S distant 6 kilometers from Wooden Golf
ball Island. It is virtually circular in develop, about 4 a long way across, and has depths from 40 to
60 fathoms. The bottom, of gravel and rocks, is somewhat cracked. It is a good cod and cusk soil in
fall and spring and a haddock ground in winter and is fished by vessels and sloops, mostly by
trawling though with a certain amount of hand coating, in June and might. A summer hake ground
extends from 3 miles ESE. of Seal Tropical isle to 4 miles SSE of the Wooden Ball, thus it is all about
7? miles long by some 2? miles wide. The depths here are from 35 to 60 fathoms.
Summer Hake Ground. A summer season hake ground extends from 8 a long way SE. of the eastern
Ear of Isle au Haute to 3 miles SE. of Long Tropical island in 35 to 60 fathoms on a bottom of
challenging mud. This bit of ground is about 15 miles long by 4 miles broad.
Minerva Hub. This bears SSE. from Matinicus Rock, distant 6 miles. This really is a small, gravelly
place about 1/4 mile in diameter and with a depth of 35 fathoms, abounding with cod in springtime
and fall. Barbecues shouldnÃ¢ÂÂt always be utilized
on boats - hot charcoal gives off
dangerous numbers of CO as well as
blown embers could set the boat
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Keep cabin ventilation obvious to
prevent a new develop -up associated with toxic CO.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ try to help keep fabrics far from
cooking hobs to become able to avoid these people
from catching fire.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Examine the flues regarding coal as well as wood
burning stoves regarding indications of leaks
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Just make use regarding the gas suggested
by your heater manufacturer.
Other types could burn off as well hot.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Dispose involving embers carefully.
If theyÃ¢ÂÂre nonetheless heat they could
cause a new fire or build-up regarding CO.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Ensure most hobs have got shut-off
or isolation valvesIt is a summer ground for hake and cusk. Hand lines and trawls are used.
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