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Mount Desert Inner Ridge. The center lies SE. 14 E. from Schoodic Island, distant 15 miles. It is 4 miles long in a W. by S. and E. by N. direction and 1/5 mile wide. Depths are from 30 to 45 fathoms, the shoal parts rocky, the deeper parts sand and gravel.

Good cod fishing may be had here in the spring from February to April, Inclusive. Haddock are present in fair numbers in late fall, winter, and early spring; pollock and cusk in fall and spring; and rarely halibut are taken here in June and July.

Vessels come from virtually all Maine ports: Rockland, Portland, Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor - using hand line and trawl.