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Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Boston Marathon runners aren’t the only ones who undergo an endurance test in spring: Millions of river herring migrate into Massachusetts’s coastal waters for their annual journey upstream. When they encounter obstacles like dams and steep elevation changes, man-made fish ladders help them up and over. Pick a sunny day and head out to watch one of nature’s more intriguing spectacles. The Nemasket River in Middleborough is the largest herring river run in the state. As many as 1 million fish migrate over the Wareham Street Dam and Fishway, making it a great place to view the herring run. Watch on Wareham Street off Route 105 in downtown Middleborough from late March to early May. Another great spot is Oliver Mills Park, site of an annual herring run festival on April 8 and 9.

Friday, March 17, 2017


Thanks to Aaron Michelson for this joke!! 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Seen in a kosher food shop in Antwerp:

Mondvopen ogen dicht. En geniet (eyes closed and enjoy)

down the hatch!!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Great Yarmouth, as reported by the BBC, was the location of Europe's largest fleet of herring fisherman with some 1000 ships at its peak in the late 19th and early 20th century. Large numbers of English and Scottish fisherman were based there. It is estimated that 10,000 men plus another 5,000 "fisher girls" were employed. The "fisher girls" processed the fish after unloading. A top flight processor could gut over 30 herring in a minute.

source: The BBC