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A trip not taken #24

By handlerstudio  
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Maine of course is famous around the world for its lobsters....so the official car of the Maine Maritime Museum...well, you all get it. About sequence, could not wait for Sunday for this one...but got another up my sleeve. And, there is more than good meals and humor about lobsters and Maine. At one time, it was illegal in Maine to feed lobster to prisoner more than three times a week...it was considered cruel and unusual punishment.....So, the Gulf of Maine, where all the lobstering takes place, is warming faster than almost another other ocean body in the world....and the lobsters are moving further offshore and into deeper and colder water...then, of course, there is The Tyrant. What is a good story these days without The Tyrant? With all of his retaliatory tariffs to so many countries, particularly China, the Chinese put, tit for tat, a heavy tariff on American lobsters, which of course means, Maine Lobsters. The result is that now, where the Chinese market used to account for 50% of sales of Maine lobsters, now they are buying none. I only hope the the lobstermen in Maine (some of whom are women) areas a group conservative, and most likely voted for "him" heavily in 2016. I can only hope that they vote their self-interest this time. And, Joe B. gave the speech of his life last night.

And, what is a maritime museum without some old boats?


Peter


Tags: Lobster Maine Humour and fun The Tyrant Maine Maritime Museum Tarriffs

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taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
22 Aug 2020 1:30AM
Great Maine images-- Yes, boats and boats and boats!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2020 1:30AM
Your boatabilia variants are beautiful... The lead shot takes the lobster,
Had me giggling !! Isabel GrinGrin
22 Aug 2020 2:00AM
That bug is being eaten alive........
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
22 Aug 2020 2:28AM
That is one strange looking roof rack. And I have no idea how you would get in the vw. Maybe there's hinges on its legs. The lobster fishermen have quite the predicament happening. Great images though Peter.
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
22 Aug 2020 2:35AM
Terrific images Peter , would love a go with the boat in V1 !!
Ian
22 Aug 2020 5:24AM
Incredible Peter your lead is hard to beat.With the other with nice Age.
Peter.
22 Aug 2020 6:36AM
A great set of images and interesting information.
johnke Plus
8 231 17 England
22 Aug 2020 7:11AM
I am partial to a good Main course Peter but that's quite a large one to Theodore. Not sure if any of those dinghies will take the weight of that Lobster Peter, a good set of images....John
22 Aug 2020 7:39AM
Lovely set, Peter, and a great lead.
Mike
Alfie_P Plus
14 927 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2020 7:56AM
Splendid set Peter, love the lead ⭐😁

😎
22 Aug 2020 10:49AM
A great set of images
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2020 11:40AM
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile A great lead image Peter, a great set toSmileSmile

Cliff
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
22 Aug 2020 11:42AM
A fantastic set Peter!!
The lead is my favorite.

Glenn

I must say that I wish that my fellow Burlington resident, Bernie, had more influence than he now has. He's an idealist, but a man of character.
22 Aug 2020 12:36PM

Quote:That bug is being eaten alive........


Lobsterman sometime call lobsters bugs.

Peter
22 Aug 2020 12:39PM

Quote:A fantastic set Peter!!
The lead is my favorite.

Glenn

I must say that I wish that my fellow Burlington resident, Bernie, had more influence than he now has. He's an idealist, but a man of character.

y

Bernie was always my choice, Glenn. Your former socialist mayor. A man of such integrity and sensibility. The corona and climate crises have shown how "right" he is about so many of our issues.

Peter
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
22 Aug 2020 4:12PM
Now, there's a thought. Send the Giant Mutant Ninja Lobsters after the Tyrant. His tweets might, then, become vaguely coherent.
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 784 England
22 Aug 2020 9:23PM
A pity about the lobster fisheries, but perhaps time to target the home market in the delicacy.
Fewer 'food miles' and helping the local economy should be something to aim for especially in these challenging times.

Not to mention a low budget film 'They Came from the Sea'...
1 Sep 2020 5:17AM
Lead image brought to mind the old 1980’s punk era song “rock lobster“ ....I sang that song a few times with drunk university mates ! Trump has also come after our Canadian lobster fishery as well by the way ...
for the trump administration and the large hammer they swing about ...every thing looks like a nail !
Wonderful boat images Peter . My wife and I hope to be touring the Canadian maritime provinces next August ...we will get our fill of lobster then ..
Best regards
Walt

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