Salting Fish

Salting Fish (HM26BG)

Location: Gloucester, MA 01930 Essex County
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N 42° 36.702', W 70° 39.871'

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"In Its heyday as a salt fish producer; Gorton's... kept dozens of wharves and acres of flake yards busy with the unloading, filleting, salting, drying, boning, cutting, grinding, smoking, boxing, packaging, and canning of the millions upon millions of pounds of fish brought back from the North Atlantic banks by their fleets of handsome Gloucester schooners..."
Joseph E. Garland author/historian

Here, workers split cod freshly unloaded from the schooner Evelyn M. Thompson, on April 19, 1212; you can see her bow on the right.
The fish were then salted and left on the flakes to dry.
HM NumberHM26BG
Placed ByGloucester Harborwalk
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Date Added Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 7:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 363475 N 4719039
Decimal Degrees42.61170000, -70.66451667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 36.702', W 70° 39.871'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 36' 42.12" N, 70° 39' 52.26" W
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Area Code(s)978
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 29 Rogers St, Gloucester MA 01930, US
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