A view of a fishing stage used in the Newfoundland migratory fishery.
A French woodcut of unknown origins. In 1710,
a similar scene appeared on the Herman Moll map of
North America with the English description, "A VIEW OF A STAGE & ALSO YE MANNER OF FISHING FOR, CURING & DRYING COD AT NEWFOUNDLAND."
From Charles de Volpi, Newfoundland: A Pictorial Record (Sherbrooke, Quebec: Longman Canada Limited, ©1972) 8.
|Translation of the legend which appears in the banner:
|A. || The Habit of ye Fishermen
|| The Line
|| The Manner of fishing
|| The Dressers of ye Fish
|| The Trough into which they throw ye cod when dressed
|| Salt Boxes
|| The Manner of Carrying ye Cod
|| The Cleansing of ye Cod
|| A press to extract ye oyl from ye Cods Livers
|| Casks to receive ye Water & Blood that comes from ye livers
|| Another Cask to Receive ye Oil
|| The Manner of Drying ye Cod