Taking Salmon from a Fish Trap in Baker's Bay - c. 1887


Taking Salmon from a Fish Trap in Baker's Bay - Towne

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This type of fish trap was called a "pound net". Used in various parts of the country, the device included a long leader, stretched perpendicular to the shore, which guided salmon into the pound. In 1892 there were 378 pound nets in Baker's Bay, on the south side of Astoria.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA1014
Photographer Bertram C. Towne
Location Astoria, Oregon Coast, Clatsop County
Subject Fishing
Decade 1880s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Boudoir Card
Size of Original 4.4 x 6.8 inches
Photographer's Number No