Author Results for R. Stuart Bruce.

The Haaf Fishing and Shetland Trading Part I

By R. Stuart Bruce.

The ancient ” Haaf ” or deep-sea fishing is now well nigh forgotten, even by Shetlanders. The disaster of the 1832 great storm started the decline. Previously, from 1670, white-fishing involved merchants from Hamburg, Bremen, Lubeck, Scotland and England trading for salted cod, ling, herrings, butter, fish-oil, stockings, worsted stuffs, wool, horses, and skins in […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Baltic | The Armada | North Sea | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Administration | Merchant Marines | Whaling & Fishing