Lahbstah Dinnah

Lobsterman hauling up lobster traps – coastal Maine near Mount Desert Island

We took a harbor cruise out of Bar Harbor today – 4 more lighthouses!  During the cruise our captain arranged (likely pre-arranged) to rendezvous with a lobsterman as he was tending his traps.  We got to see him pull 6 out of his trap.  Our guide told us that the solo lobsterman probably tended on average 150 traps a day.  That’s a lot of lobster!  There are lobster traps everywhere – every harbor is dotted with their buoys.

These guys will probably be on someone’s plate in the near future!

2 thoughts on “Lahbstah Dinnah”

  1. I love it! Both the image and lahbstah!
    That sounds like a lot of work. If you work an 8 hour day you would need to check over 18 lobster traps every hour. I couldn’t do that. I’ll remain retired, thank you!!!

    1. It’s interesting to watch them work, and they don’t mess around. This guy took time to talk to us and answer questions, but he was done and gone in less than 5 minutes. Heck, the work involved in just eating a lobster is more than I want to do. I’m glad I don’t have to catch it too!

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