Re: Shipping Fish In Barrels


Philip Dove
 

in the UK the brine used for preserving fish in a barrel was actually just salt and the water present in the fish turned it to brine. A good fish wife (herring gutter) could gut between 2 and 3 fish every three seconds. Salt transport presumably in freight cars and storage of salt would also be needed on a model. I think the weight of salt used was about the same as the weight of fish.

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On Tue, 25 Jan 2022 at 19:12, leakinmywaders via groups.io <leakinmywaders=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
The lake herring or cisco of the Great Lakes, Coregonus artedi, might more properly be called a whitefish.  They were brined in barrels same as Atlantic  herring, hence the common name.  They were and are larger, adults commonly 28-40 cm (11-16 inches) in length.
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Chris Frissell
Polson, MT

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