Frenchman Bay Scenic Turnout
Route 1, Sullivan
Thinking about fisheries in Frenchman Bay back in the 1800s conjures up images of various fishing vessels large and small, from two- and three-masted schooners with holds packed with Grand Bank fish, to dories and peapods where a couple of men worked hand-lines on favorite shoals nearby. But the fishing industry has always relied on shoreside infrastructure to store gear and salt, repair boats and nets, and sell or barter the catch. At Sullivan Harbor, fishermen once landed their catch amid granite cutters, shipbuilders and tourists. To the east, a historic stone house was built to store the salt needed to cure fish harvested on the distant Grand Banks of Newfoundland. At the customs house near the mill pond, fishing licenses were issued and cargoes were weighed. Today, lobsters and other shellfish are the primary species harvested in Frenchman Bay.
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Year-round. Parking. Accessible. Interpretive signs.
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