Next Mr Monkey learned about the Zeebrugge fishing fleet, which was originally based in Heist but started using the new port in Zeebrugge as a storm shelter. He examined a series of models showing different trawling techniques, and studied pictures about fishing in the area. He found out that he was inside a replica of the first Zeebrugge fish mine*, a two room wooden hanger built in 1924.
* As far as Mr Monkey can tell fish mine is a literal translation of vismijn and means a wholesale fish market rather than a hole in the ground full of fish.
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