• Creator
  • Webster & Stevens
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1909
  • Description
  • Longline halibut fishing gear was handled in units of line called "skates." Each skate held 100-120 hooks baited with fish. The crew attached a number of skates together into a string 1,800 to 2,000 feet long. Baiting the hooks and keeping the lines in good shape took a great deal of time.This photo shows the crew repairing longlines and preparing the skates for the next catch. It was taken sometime between 1902 and 1916 in the northern Pacifi... more
    Longline halibut fishing gear was handled in units of line called "skates." Each skate held 100-120 hooks baited with fish. The crew attached a number of skates together into a string 1,800 to 2,000 feet long. Baiting the hooks and keeping the lines in good shape took a great deal of time.This photo shows the crew repairing longlines and preparing the skates for the next catch. It was taken sometime between 1902 and 1916 in the northern Pacific Ocean, probably on the halibut steamer "Independent.". less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original photograph using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
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