Seine Fishing, North Carolina, 1861


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Image Reference
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Source
Harper's Weekly (Sept. 28, 1861), p. 620. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Comments
Caption, "Hauling the Seine." This scene is of the fisheries of Albermarle and Pimlico sounds, which were known to employ a considerable number of Free Negroes from neighboring counties. The huge seines could measure up to two miles in length.