Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Star Mill Herring Harvest, 1950s

Fishermen gather the seine net from which herring will be transferred into waiting trucks by means of a smaller purse net. The platform on which the man at the left is standing was located on the east bank of the river directly in the rear of the former Star Mill and formed part of the town's municipal seining pool. The site was obliterated during the 1960s when the Nemasket River was relocated to accommodate the expansion of Winthrop-Atkins.

Image: Star Mill Herring Harvest, 1950s. Photo courtesy of the Middleborough Public Library


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