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Henry Gallant Ridges. The inner one lies 16 ½ miles S. by E. of Monhegan Island, extending in a NNE. and SSW. direction, about 1 mile long by 1/4 mile wide. The outer ridge lies about 1¼ miles farther from the island on the same bearing as the first and paralleling it and apparently is about the same size. The bottom on both shoals is of gravel and black rocks with depths averaging 45 fathoms but rising from the 80 and 90 fathoms of the surrounding muddy ground.
Both these are year-around cod grounds, the spring months, however, having the largest school. Cusk also are abundant on both shoals in the spring.