Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine
Ingalls Shoal. -This is the name given by some of the fishermen of the vicinity to a shoal lying about midway between Digby. Nova Scotia. and Point Lepreau, New Brunswick. This ground is about 9 miles long. NE. and SW., by about 5 miles wide. It lies about 22 miles NW. from Digby and 18 or 20 miles from Point Lepreau.
The depths are from 35 fathoms on the shoalest area (where is a piece of ground some 4 miles long by 1 mile wide near the center of the bank, lying in a NE. and SW. direction), the bottom sloping away from this on all sides to 47 or even 55 fathoms in a few places. The bottom is mostly of sand and gravel or of small stones over much of the ground except for the shoal parts, where It is mainly rocky.
This piece of fishing ground furnishes good cod fishing in June, July, and August, which formerly was carried on by hand-lining but now, as elsewhere in the bay. is more and more becoming a trawl fishery. Haddock and pollock also are taken here in fair amounts.