so much to sea

Far Haaf: Fethaland haaf station 1750s-1900s

Fish were landed at the haaf stations, where it was cured and dried by ‘beach boys’ - boys who were too young to go to sea - and older men. They split and salted the fish which were then placed on the beach to dry.  Livers were melted down and the oil barrelled. Once dry, the fish were stacked in the böds awaiting collection at the end of the season by cargo ships, bound for Spain.