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September 18, 1915 – The power barge Elliott, Captain W. H. Royden, arrived in port on Friday of last week from a six weeks' shark-fishing cruise. The cruise was successful, the scow bringing in forty-one barrels of oil and twenty-nine barrels of salmon bellies. The salmon were seined for bait, the backs being used for that purpose. The total number of sharks caught was 362, and the oil rendered averaged about five gallons per shark liver.

The principle demand for shark-liver oil comes from the paint companies. The oil is said to be a very fair substitute for linseed. Its use in the manuf...



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