"Shooting the nets - a drifter in the North Sea"

John Peat Munn
Production date
Aug 1937
Text on negative envelope reads 'off Eyemouth in North Sea. Drifter at sea'. View of a steam drifter hove to at sea while five men work on her deck. Another is at the wheel. She is the Berwick registered 'Mary & Jane' number BK271. A large light is fixed to the wheelhouse.
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Production date
Aug 1937
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Electronic equipment is entirely absent. Even radar had not been developed. Behind the funnel is a cowl ventilator, probably for the engineroom, and a chimney from the galley. The ship's boat and the furled steadying sail are at the stern. Astern of the drifter a line of floats stretches out. Drifters laid their nets so that they hung like a curtain in the water, trapping shoals of fish which swam into them. There were weights at the bottom of the net and floats at the top so that it hung vertically.
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