- Item 31055 - Bait Sponger, Scarborough, ca. 1920
- Contributed by Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
- Item 31055
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This bait sponger was a homemade item used by lobster fishermen consisting of a wood handle and stainless steel rod. A notch was made in the rod using a hacksaw. The lobstermen would push the rod through the eyes of filleted fish onto the bait line of each trap. The line was nailed to the bottom of the trap and tied to the top holding the fish in place and the door shut. This was in use until herring bait replaced it.Show Details