The Hand-Line Cod Fishery
Hand-line dory cod fishing on the Grand Bank. The fishing schooner would anchor and launch a fleet of dories, which let the fishermen spread out from the ship. A fisherman could tend several handlines.
This image is from G. Brown Goode's The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States, 1884-1887, Section V, Plate 24. The book can be found on line at: http://celebrating200years.noaa.gov/rarebooks/fisheries/welcome.html.