Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Maine: Mystery of the Triple Sunk Lobsterboat

In this week's Maine Sunday Telegram, I have the story of the triple-sinking of a Maine lobsterman's boat in Port Clyde; each time he raised the vessel, someone sunk it again at the first chance they got.

Nobody, apart from the boat's owner, Tony Hooper, seems to want to talk about the unusual situation, possibly unprecedented in modern Maine lobster fishing, not even in general terms.

For those interested in learning more background on how lobstermen traditionally defended their harbor's turf from interlopers, it's covered in my 2004 book, The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier.

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