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Antigonish Heritage Museum

Board, Fish Measuring


Accession number: 95.144
Date: before 1995
Materials: Wood
Narrative: Used by fishermen making nets; smaller used for headings of lobster traps; today (2002) used for making repairs
Sep 25 2002 - Alan Roberts of Xavier Drive said the 'molds' are referred to as 'mesh board' and are used by the fishermen making and repairing nets.  The larger ones are used for knitting the salmon nets while the smaller ones are used for knitting the 'heading' of the lobster traps.
Description: small rectangular piece of wood tapered on either side
History of Use: This 'mesh board' would have been used by fishermen while knitting the 'headings' for the lobster traps.