These Aluminum Seine Gill Net Fishing Float – 10 pieces measure about 4-5 inches long each. These aluminum seine gill net fishing floats were used for the commercial fisheries around the Great Lakes regions, but some were used on the west coast also. All of the ones we have for sale came from the Great Lakes.
Fishing floats have been around since the 1840’s when Norway first began experimenting with glass floats. Around the 1920’s, metal floats began to replace glass as they were more durable and lasted a longer time.
Big Ship Salvage scours the world for nautical antique lights, décor and other items related to the Nautical Life. Brass, copper, stainless steel and sometimes aluminum materials are used to make-up the vintage lights that we find. We soda-blast the old paint off, remove the old wiring and polish before they arrive in our warehouse. Then, we rewire with UL listed bulb sockets and wiring harnesses and get ready for purchase. They are now ready to warm your home, business or restaurant with that nautical feeling we all desire.
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