Gloucester, Massachusetts, William W. Welsh, 2 May 1913 - 18 June 1913

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The notebook documents work completed by William W. Welsh on the steamer Bethulia out of Gloucester, Massachusetts, May 2 - June 18, 1913. The dated entries detail weather, daily work and time of day, location (station number), and details about local fishing industry. Data varies, sometimes including air temperature, surface and bottom water temperature, salinity, whether surface samples were collected, and commercial fish catch counts. Specimen information is listed by type of fish, with type, sex, length, weight, and unidentified data. Details counts of Haddock, Porpoise, Cod, Pollock, Hake, and Shad. Locations in New England include the vicinity of Great Boars Head, New Hampshire.

Date Range


Start Date

May 02, 1913

End Date

Jun 18, 1913

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  • Ichthyology
  • Fishing industry


  • United States
  • Great Boars Head
  • Gloucester
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire


  • 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 5