The chief industries of Grimsby are shipbuilding, brewing, tanning, manufactures of ship tackle, ropes, ice for preserving fish, turnery, flour, linseed cake, artificial manure; and there are saw mills, bone and corn mills, and creosote works.
Most of the mills are situated on the banks of the watercourses in the neighbourhood of the town.
In the flax-mills the tendency is to produce the finest tissues as well as the coarser.
Long and weighed 36 lb to the yard, manufactured in England, since there were then no mills in America able to roll them.
A large number of cotton mills furnish the chief source of industry; printing, dyeing and bleaching of cotton and calico, spinning and weaving machine making, iron and steel works, and collieries in the neighbourhood, are also important.