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Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine

Towhead Grounds These grounds hear N. by B. E. from Matinicus Island, from which they are distant 2 miles. Depths are from 12 to 30 fathoms. It is somewhat irregular In shape and has a very rocky, broken bottom.

The ground is from 2 to 3 miles long and to 1 miles wide. It extends E. by S. and W. by N. and is considered one of the best inside shoal grounds for cod and haddock in the bay. Hand lines and trawls are used here now, although in former times this and the preceding grounds were considered too sharp for the use of trawls.

Both these are good lobster grounds and chiefly small-boat grounds.