Title

Cape Porpoise and Kennebunkport area fishermen comment on the superstitions they

Source

Salt

Date

Spring 3-1979

Pages

43

Abstract

Cape Porpoise and Kennebunkport area fishermen comment on the superstitions they know and sometimes believe. Topics include lucky and unlucky days; signs, like rainbows; alewives that predict storms; peeping frogs; birds; pigs, the mere mention of which on ship brings bad luck; black cats and objects; blue boats; left-handed boats; hatch covers and bait barrels, which must never turn upside down; whistling; spitting; bringing women aboard; and drinking. Details.

Subjects

Fishermen, Superstition

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