Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Herring Market, 1870

The following item appeared in the Middleboro Gazette in late April, 1870:

Herring Market - Caught at Star Mills privilege this week about 20,000. Condition good, being both healthy and fat; price $1.25 to $2 per hundred. It is said that the natives of old Middleborough already begin to look more cheerful and better everyday.

"Alewife or Branch Herring (Pomolobus psuedoharengus)", chromolithograph, S. F. Denton, Annual Reports of the New York State Fisheries, Game and Forest Commission, 1896-99.

The present taxonomy for the alewife is Alosa pseudoharengus.

Middleboro Gazette, "What the Gazette Was Saying Fifty Years Ago", April 30, 1920.


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