The George's Bank Cod Fishery

Dressing cod on deck of fishing schooner. The cod were cleaned and split, with livers, tongues and cheeks saved in separate buckets. They then went into the hold with salt between each layer. This schooner could be one of the smaller hand liners. The fisherman on the left wears a 'barvil", an apron waterproofed with linseed oil.

This image is from G. Brown Goode's The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States, 1884-1887, Section V, Plate 33. This book can be found online at NOAA

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George's Bank