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days to the present time. Little attention is paid to the whale fishery, as that industry, now almost passed away, has received proper attention in the literature of the fisheries. A brief discussion of the early fisheries in Newfoundland waters has been introduced in order to place the New England fisheries in their proper setting relative to the fisheries of Europe. The fisherman as an individual has not received the attention that he deserves; but this is a study in industrial rather than social history. The Story of the Fisherman has yet to be written, and it can be made a volume of keen interest, a narrative of heroic daring.
The information presented in the work has been derived from a wide range of sources, from personal inquiry in the principal fishing towns from New York to Newfoundland, and from experience in the fishing industry itself. The author is indebted to the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D. C., for assistance received in preparing this volume. Acknowledgments also are made of the courtesy and kindly assistance received from the officers of the Worcester Public Library, and the library of the American Antiquarian Society, and to Professor Emory R. Johnson, of the University of Pennsylvania, who has kindly read the manuscript and offered valuable suggestions and criticisms during the progress of the work.
RAYMOND MCFARLAND. Middlebury College, Vt.
1 Cf. W. 8. Tower, History of American Whale Fishery. Publications of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1907.
LIST OF MAPS
FISHING GROUNDS OF THE GULF OF MAINE . . . Facing page 11
FISHING GROUNDS OF NEWFOUNDLAND, CAPE BRETON
ISLAND, GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE AND Nova