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LaHave Islands Marine Museum

Board, Cutting

Accession number: 2013.100.01
Object type: Bait
Date: 1940s
Materials: Wood, metal
Measurements: 25 ft L x 13.5 ft W
Description: Hand made wooden cutting board. Wood strips on border of three sides to prevent bait from falling off board. 
History of Use: Bait cutting boards were used by fishermen in their boat to cut small fish such as herring into section for bait. The boards were hand made by the fishermen and generally had a slot to hold the cutting knife. This board was from the boat of the late Archibald Bush (Bells Island and Bush Island, and would have been used  for many years.) This bait cutting knife (4.5' blade with a handmade handle) is in the knife holder on the board.