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Antigonish Heritage Museum

Board, Fish Measuring


Accession number: 95.145
Date: before 1995
Materials: Wood, ?;
Narrative: Used by fishermen making nets; smaller ones used for headings of lobster traps; today (2002) used for 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: Rectangular; tapered as the body of a fish; approx size of a herring
History of Use: a device used as a guide when making headings for fishing nets