V. H. Harbor and "Indian style" eel pot about 1886

Handwritten Notes: "Vineyard Haven harbour about 1886 / one of Capt. Josiah Cleveland's eel pots after old Indian style"

One of the Athearns' (now up-island) has one of these (Josiah Cleveland) pots. There is a picture around somewhere (maybe I saw it in the Dukes County Historical Society) that shows Captain Josiah Cleveland at this spot, at a much earlier period, in front of flakes (racks) of drying cod and herring. [W. H. Renear]

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Can you identify any people, things, places, or events in this photograph? How about the time period? Or do you know where this photo came from? Email me at cbaer@vineyard.net.

Date: c. 1886
Location: Vineyard Haven - Harbor -

People: Cleveland, Josiah, Capt.
Keywords: fishing; anchors; eels; wrecks; docks;