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A trip not taken #6

By handlerstudio  

One of the primary "industries" in Maine is lobster fishing...the people who do this are called "lobstermen"....regardless of gender. The former longline swordfish captain heroically portrayed in book and movie, The Perfect Storm, Linda Greenlaw, who though an excellent captain is an even better writer. Missing her roots, she returned to Isle au Haut, off Stonington, below Deer Isle, which is Downeast Maine. She became a lobsterman...her term.

There have been a few changes in lobstering in Maine in the last few years. First, the Gulf of Maine, where the fishing takes place, is warming due to climate change faster than almost any body of (salt) water in the world. This is chasing the lobsters further offshore and into deeper waters. And the fisherman there are also seeing fish they are not used to from the south looking for cooler waters. Second, traditionally, half the catch has gone to China. With the tariffs imposed by The Tyrant, there are now NO sales of lobster to China. The result is that in spite of the move to deeper, colder water, the catch is still quite good...but the market is not. Lobsters are going cheap....and the lobsterman are having a hard time with their livelihood. Hopefully in November, they will vote their self interests and vote to remove The Tyrant from office.

These photos are taken in an around Tenants Harbor, Maine.

And I would like to thank Isabel (Chinga) for my last photos of the sailboats in Southwest Harbor.


Tags: Lobster pots Maine Landscape and travel The Tyrant Tenants Harbor

Voters: FrancisChiles, Alfie_P, Daisymaye and 31 more

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2 Aug 2020 1:06AM
Great set of images and description about what has happened to the great Maine lobster fishing industry.
Alfie_P Plus
13 672 2 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2020 1:32AM
super set of images & great information ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
2 Aug 2020 1:58AM
A very good set and write up.. So many problems in this old world. Hopefully November will improve some things.
James_C Plus
11 38 57 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2020 3:54AM
An incredibly hard life made harder by self centred uncaring people. Let us all work toward a brighter future.
johnke Plus
7 223 16 England
2 Aug 2020 5:28AM
A wonderful set of Images Peter, The Perfect storm was one of my favorite movies and your information was very much appreciated, I read it with much interest and I must say thank you for sharing. What an awesome narrative, even with Trump making his appearance.

2 Aug 2020 6:43AM
Lovely set, Peter, especially with the reflections.
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
2 Aug 2020 9:15AM
Terrific set and write up here Peter !!
dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1696 England
2 Aug 2020 9:28AM
Trump and his supporters are affecting us all, and (with the exception of the super-rich and monumentally selfish) very much for the worse. America sneezes, the world catches pneumonia. And America is sickening fast...
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2020 10:04AM
All good boatabilia stuff peter, lead and V3 for me as top favourites. They are all very good !!
Isabel GrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 165 16 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2020 12:19PM
A great set of images PeterSmileSmile

2 Aug 2020 4:22PM
Great set of images
11 10 10 England
2 Aug 2020 4:25PM
Love the images Peter and also the write up - lets hope that the right result is given in November.
4 Aug 2020 12:50AM
V6 , 4 and 2 had me reaching for the award button right away Peter.... superb east coast imagery !!
I plan to upload some Canadian west coast imagery later this week .
I am afraid it will be a long three months while you all wait for the November election can`t come too soon ! Our prime minister here is in hot water currently .
best regards walt

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