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Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine

Middle Ground This ground is between Grand Manan Bank and Marblehead Bank; its length from NW. to SE. is 1 miles, and it Is about 1/2 mile wide. Depths averaging 37 fathoms are found on the southern edge on a hard, rocky bottom, increasing to over 60 fathoms over much of the ground. The remainder of the bank has a bottom of sand and gravel. There is a shoal of 28 fathoms near the center with a bottom of rocks and stones.

The species and seasons of their abundance are much as on Grand Manan Bank and German Bank, but the Middle Ground is rather better as a cod ground than as a ground for other species, June, perhaps, being the best month for the fishing.