The Nineteenth Century Herring Boom in the North East Scotland, by Hugh Patience

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The Nineteenth Century Herring Boom in the North East Scotland, by Hugh Patience

Published in 2010, 11 pages. A5 size pamphlet (N7828X2)

This short pamphlet provides a very brief account of Scottish Herring fishing in the North East during the 19th century, when the industry boomed. It contains lots of facts about the people and boats involved in Herring fishing during that time, such as: "The early 1860's were bedevilled by plagues of dogfish but by 1866 they seem to have disappeared and 1868 was a record year, 389 boats fished out of Fraserburgh, catching an average of 168 crans; the season's catch being 65,290 crans, which when exported gave a value of £105,606"

The condition of the pamphlet is generally good. The covers have one or two minor scuffs and creases, but the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.