Some of the Ghosts

The ghost weirs speak of small-scale industry perfectly suited to its time and place.   n August 2018, I took a charter flight in a single-engine plane over the waters surrounding Grand Manan Island. I had been researching the origins of the weir-based herring fishery in the region for several years and finding sketchy rings of stone in offshore waters that appeared only at the year’s lowest tides, hinting at the ballasted weirs they once anchored. I found it hard … Continue reading Some of the Ghosts