FISHING IN THE OCEAN WITH HORSE AND WAGON (Jun, 1924)

FISHING IN THE OCEAN WITH HORSE AND WAGON

One of the most unusual methods of catching ocean fish is said to have been developed in New England. While the use of huge nets a few miles from shore is common, this particular trap is different because of the fact that all the conveying of workmen and catch is done by horse and wagon—and the trap is more than two miles out at sea. Along this strip of Cape Cod shore the tides completely cover the ocean bottom but, on receding, the water is not more than a few feet deep for several miles out. As a result, the fishermen can start out with horse and wagon after the tide starts to ebb, gather in the fish and return to shore before the water is deep.

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  1. Christine says: March 3, 20125:47 am

    Do you have access to any more information on this topic?
    We are planning to give the horse and wagon a try here in
    Nova Scotia, Canada.
    Would be great if you could help me out.

    Thanks Christine

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