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Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine
The Pasture. It lies ESE. from the lightship 10 miles: south from The Cow (Small Point) 12 miles. This ground is 4 or 5 miles long by 2 ½ miles wide. It has depths of from 45 to 80 fathoms over a bottom of broken ground, rocks, and mud.
It is a cod ground the year around but is best in spring. Cusk also are here the year around. Haddock usually are plentiful during January, February, and March. Inside the Pasture (about 10 miles S. from The Cow) lies the Fire Ground, mentioned elsewhere.