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The Fish Hook is a large tavern located near the fish market of La Rochelle. The clientele consists of sailors – fishermen, merchants, privateers – and the chandlers and other artisans who supply and maintain the ships of the city’s busy harbor.
Food and drink are cheap and worth every sou; gambling is common, as are cockfights. Prostitutes throng the Fish Hook when a ship arrives in La Rochelle, particularly from New France; they expect to be paid in furs on such occasions.