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Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine

Freemans Ground. This ground lies 6 miles F. from Monhegan Island between Ornes Ground and Matlnicus Western Ground. It is 3 miles long and 1 mile wide and runs in a NE. and SW. direction. There Is a shoal on the southwest part having 20 fathoms over a sharp rocky bottom. The rest of the ground has depths of 25 to 40 fathoms, the bottom of rocks, gravel, and shells, in some places uneven and in others smooth.

This is a good spring ground for cod and for cod, hake, and pollock in the fall. Haddock are not numerous on this ground, though a few are usually to be found here in December. Herring are here May to August.