Fish Sellers Randall and Caswell
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Horsecart on Long Wharf, Portsmouth, NH about 1890 / Strawbery Banke ArchiveStrawbery Banke Presents

These two ancient families dominated the fishing industry at the island town of Gosport, NH until 1873 when Star Islanders all sold their land to a hotel developer. Here in 1890 they continued that tradition at Long Wharf on Water Street (now Marcy). Although a murky double-exposure, nine ships can be seen In this photo. Note the "fish flakes" or drying racks like those used at the Isles of Shoals since 1600.



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Caswell and Randall, Fish Dealers 1890 / Strawbery Banke Archives

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