Chesapeake Bay fisheries, 8-30 April 1912

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The field book documents work completed for the Chesapeake Bay fisheries during April 8 - 30, 1912. Entries are dated and journal style. Details weather, information about and description of local fishermen's methods of harvesting perch eggs, daily work, sites visited, and fish and egg specimens collected (listing sex, size, quantity). Locations include Bohemia bridge (Cecil County, Maryland), Town Point Wharf, and Swan Creek.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 04, 1912

End Date

Dec 31, 1969

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  • Perch
  • Ichthyology
  • Fishing industry


  • Old Town Point Wharf
  • United States
  • Bohemia Bridge
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Cecil
  • Maryland


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007187

Collection name

Isaac Ginsburg Papers, circa 1911-1919, 1924-1958

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 5 Folder 2