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Winker Ground The ground lies in a NE. and SW. direction, about 2 miles long by 1/4 mile wide. The bottom is broken, of mud, rocks, and sand, with depths from 35 to 40 fathoms. Outside of the 40-fathom depth the ground is mostly of mud.
This is a cod ground in the early spring. haddock and hake being here from July 1 to September 1. Haddock are found here also from March 10 t0 April 20. This is a small-boat ground, fishing being done mainly by trawling and a certain amount of gill netting.
Marks: Run 5 miles SW. from the whistIing buoy off Cape Elizabeth. or until Ram Island Winker Light shows out by Cape Elizabeth.