Moments in Time: Family Fishing in the 1800s

For many Scandinavian immigrants who arrived during the 1800s, small family fishing operations were the main source of income
For many Scandinavian immigrants who arrived during the 1800s, small family fishing operations were the main source of income

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The North Shore during the 1800s was an isolated place. For many Scandinavian immigrants who arrived during that time period, small family fishing operations were the main source of income as well as a connection to the outside world. Don Hammer is the director at the North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum in Tofte. In this edition of Moments in Time, Don talks about how these fishermen came to live on the North Shore, and what the place was like in the early days.

Photo by B.F. Childs, courtesy of the New York Public Library via Wikimedia.

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