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Cod Fishing in New England Coastal Waters

Many of New England's fishermen have been Portuguese or of Portuguese descent. In this photograph, a fisherman brings in a large cod fish. The Portuguese are traditionally a seafaring people, and cod is among their most important sources of nutrition.

Hauling in a Cod Aboard a Portuguese Fishing Dory, Spring 1942
John Collier. Hauling in a Cod Aboard a Portuguese Fishing Dory, Spring 1942. Photograph. Prints and Photographs Division, U.S. Office of War Information, LC-USW-3-2175-E (13).


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