Re: Cod fishing the Grand Banks / Schooners, Dories and such
Dory trawling as a technique introduced shortly before the Civil War, refined after it. The schooners had to grow to carry the dorys which needed more space than the handiners. Folks in the state of Maine were reluctant to adopt it because of the cost of the outfit when compared to a bunch of guys along the rail with handlines. It did get many more fish.
Ran Tan, Leste Kuhling, Vernon Langille, Josef W., Merry Mouth, Imp, Macavity and a quiver of unamed 'yaks.
"Bound fast is boatless man."