looked every inch the sea captain.
The river pilots, beside Capt. Clisby, that the writer can remember, were Benjamin and Reuben Williamson, William Snowdon, and James Porter.
The town sold fishing privileges, and Seth, John, and Oliver Tufts, Thomas Huffmaster, and others, were in the business.
An observer on the bridge could see flounders and sculpins in the clear water at low tide.
Seals were sometimes captured, and bass were often caught with hook and line.
At the parting of Mystic Ponds, fish were caught by seines where the dam is now.
There were a few beaches where seines were set for catching alewives; wagon loads of these were often taken, salted, and shipped south.
A few shad were captured in this way.
Joseph and Milton James, before 1845, had a lumber yard on Main street, at the southwest corner of the bridge.
Mr. Joseph James lived just south of the yard, where Ames' paint shop, No. 49 Main street, stands.
About 1845, the Messrs.
James sold their propert