Shipping Fish In Barrels


Bob Chaparro
 

Shipping Fish In Barrels

So, what does anyone know about shipping fish in barrels?

I’m pretty sure the barrels were packed with ice but that’s about it.

Does anyone have information on this?

Shipped in reefers and/or boxcars?

Limitations on time and distance?

Regulations?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Hudson Leighton
 

Salted fish?

The Northern Pacific Ry had baggage cars will slat floors and drains so fresh fish could be shipped on ice.

-Hudson


leakinmywaders
 

Bob: Pretty sure that's salt--herring were/are brined in oak barrels as the first step in preservation.
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Chris Frissell
Polson, MT


mark_landgraf
 

In the Canadian Maritimes, the salting and drying of Cod was popular. The fish in the photo are a bit large for herring. Frozen herring are about the size of a cigar. 

Mark Landgraf


On Mon, Jan 24, 2022 at 8:07 PM, leakinmywaders via groups.io
<leakinmywaders@...> wrote:
Bob: Pretty sure that's salt--herring were/are brined in oak barrels as the first step in preservation.
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Chris Frissell
Polson, MT


leakinmywaders
 

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


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.
--
Chris Frissell
Polson, MT