american a Comb american shore: stretch of coast from Ramea Islands to
Cape Ray and thence up the west coast to Quirpon Island, along which U S vessels formerly
held right to take bait; cp FRENCH SHORE. 1987 REEVES 155
Technically, American fishing vessels possessed the right to fish for their own bait on
only one part of the Newfoundland coast, the so-called 'American Shore.'