The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 10 Oct 1930

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Making Net Tests. Marinette -- The Fulmar converted schooner and wartime coast guard boat of the U. S. Bureau of Fisheries is in the harbor here running experimental nets of two and three-eights, two and one-half, and two and five-eights inch linen gill nets over a triangular area of about 110 square miles.

This includes the area from the mouth of the Menominee river dicently (sic) south to Lime Kiln Bluff on the Door county peninsula, and from the mouth of the Menominee river east to Egg Harbor, a direction mariners call east by south.

South and west of the line to Lime Kiln Bluff is considered Green bay and north and east of the same line is considered Lake Michigan waters by the Wisconsin conservation laws. South and west of Lime Kiln Bluff line, the state law allows two and three-eights inch mesh for commercial fishing, while north and east of the line no mesh under two and five-eights inches may be used.

Because they believed the fish were the same, the Marinette fishermen last winter petitioned the Wisconsin conservation commission to move the arbitrary line from the local harbor mouth to Lime Kiln Bluff to a line extending from the harbor mouth to Egg Harbor.

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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.83416 Longitude: -87.37704
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Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 10 Oct 1930