National Geographic : 1937 May
U INational 'Ueograpntc society Finlay Photograph by B.Anthony Stewart MANXLAND'S "NAVY LIST" INCLUDES THE ADMIRAL OF THE HERRING FLEET, WHO RECEIVESASALARY OFFIVE POUNDS AYEAR From time immemorial this traditional office has been filled. Catering to summer visitors now displaces theherring fishery astheIsle ofMan's chief industry. Here at Peel, long the center of the Manx kipper trade, "nickeys," as some fishing boatsare called, nestle tothequays. Two thousand men and boys manned the Peel herring fleet during its heyday. Nautical legends about mermaids, phantoms, and prophetic voices have become part of the rich native folklore. The concrete causeway (left) leads out to St. Patrick's Isle (Plate I).