The Latchstring To Maine Woods And Waters

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byWalter Crane Emerson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... to work for the owner and his interests, provided they are not compelled to have salmon more than twice a day. Apparently the market quotation in those days did not reach the three figures of these. Illustrating the persistency and other forces of habit in the gastronomical departments of large cities, you will note even to-day in the fish courses of the great restaurants of New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago, -- even of Boston, -- these two words, cryptic to the man from Maine: "Kennebec Salmon." I do not wish to destroy the illusion of any metropolitan steward who daily makes up this interesting literature, but true chronicle compels the statement that salmon have not been taken from the Kennebec in many years, certainly not in anything approaching market quantities. Anent the mysteries of sea salmon I remember one exciting May morning about twenty years ago on Damariscove Island. The little fishing colony there numbers two or three men and has not grown in two decades. It was the Se From Every Storm THE FIGHTING LAND-LOCKED SALMON custom then, as now, to set nets at the southern end of the island for deep-sea fish for the summer people, but never earlier than the first of July. This particular year, for some reason, a big net was put out one day early in May. Next morning, much to the surprise and profit of the fishermen, some forty handsome salmon, weighing from ten to thirty-five pounds, were taken. This end of Damariscove points out into the ocean midway between the Sheepscot and Damariscotta Rivers, while the entrance to the Kennebec is less than seven miles away. It is easy to understand that the fish were on their spring way up these rivers, but why they have never been taken there since, in numbers, although many early nets have many times be...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... to work for the owner and his interests, provided they are not compelled to have salmon more than twice a day. Apparently th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217954545

ISBN - 13:9780217954549

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