1000 Year Old Fishing Grounds Found On Google Earth

17 06 2009

The V-shaped rock formation below, discovered off the British coast, was constructed to trap fish as the tide flowed out. This is ingenious and possibly more effective than any fishing method we use today. And no fuel is burned with a boat. (We spend nearly $100,000 a year on diesel fuel fishing on my boat.) 

Google-Earth-reveals-fish-trap-rocks-1-000-years-ago-British-coast.html?ITO=1490article-1162395-03EF6650000005DC-466_468x380

Advertisements

Actions

Information

2 responses

17 06 2009
Jon S.

Great story, it’s amazing what Google Earth is uncovering. This reminds me of the Boylston Street Fishweir, an example of ancient fencing used in a similar way to this rock formation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boylston_Street_Fishweir

18 06 2009
kevin

Thanks, for the link, Jon! Interesting.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: