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The 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.

Private 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 organizations.

Publication of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAA Central Library.

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