One of two beautiful baby cod caught by Carl Safina in Frenchman Bay-the first seen in the area in 15 years
Our crew in the Gulf of Maine. From left to right: Soundman Jason O'Neill, Carl Safina, producer John Angier, cameraman Dan Lyons and skipper Ed Snell
Catching cod in the Gulf of Maine
Schooner ‘Columbia’ sets sail from Gloucester, Mass. bound for the rich off-shore cod fishing grounds. Thousands of schooners like these sailed from all the New England ports in the 1800s. Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection
Boston fish pier in the early 1900s. The pushcarts in the foreground are filled with cod that has just been unloaded. Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection
Codfish drying on ‘flakes’ in Gloucester, Mass., in the early 1900s. Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection
Fisheries historians Bill Leavenworth and Karen Alexander show Carl Safina historic schooner logbooks at the National Archives Regional Center in Waltham, Mass.