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Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine
Barley Hill Ground -This ground lies NNE. from Seal Island and SSW from the western head of Isle au Haute directly in line between the two, about 3 ½ miles distant from each point. It is circular in form, has 28 to 30 fathoms of water, and the bottom is mixed mud and rocks.
This is a ground much resorted to by sloops and larger vessels, and the fishing is by hand line and trawls.
It is a good cod ground in spring and fall and a hake ground on the mud and rocks in summer. Occasionally a few halibut are taken here during June and July. It is also a lobster ground.