nature and extent of these disasters to which our fishermen
are constantly exposed having been considered, it is of
interest to know what systematic efforts are made for the
relief of their families when, as is usually the case, they
are left without adequate means of support.
benevolence and the organized charity of the different religious
denominations have been found sufficient for the needs in
this respect of many of the smaller fishing communities.
In the larger ports private charity is very extensively
practiced, notwithstanding the existence of various charitable