Topic: Maine

SLIDE SHOW: Trap Day on Monhegan

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Lobster season has begun on Monhegan Island

Lobster season has begun on Monhegan Island

Photo/art by Peter Ralston

Doug Boynton hauls his first traps of the season, Oct. 1, 2008

Doug Boynton hauls his first traps of the season, Oct. 1, 2008

Photo/art by Peter Ralston

Wyatt and Robert Bracy of the Pandora

Wyatt and Robert Bracy of the Pandora

Photo/art by Peter Ralston

View from the dock

View from the dock

Photo/art by Peter Ralston

Boats

Photo/art by Peter Ralston

The Barbara Jean gets traps loaded

The Barbara Jean gets traps loaded

Photo/art by Peter Ralston

Loading traps onto boats

Photo/art by Peter Ralston

Traps on truck

Photo/art by Peter Ralston

Wyatt and his dad check the traps loaded onto the 42-foot Pandora

Wyatt and his dad check the traps loaded onto the 42-foot Pandora

Photo/art by Peter Ralston

Lobster boat

Photo/art by Peter Ralston

Traps arrive on trucks

Traps arrive on trucks

Photo/art by Peter Ralston

Stacking lobster traps on the dock

Stacking lobster traps on the dock

Photo/art by Peter Ralson

Trucks and dock

Photo/art by Peter Ralston

Monhegan wharf

Monhegan wharf

Photo/art by Peter Ralston

Unloading the trucks

Unloading the trucks

Photo/art by Peter Ralston

Lobsterman Mattie Thomson and his wife, Jessica Stevens, and their pugs

Lobsterman Mattie Thomson and his wife, Jessica Stevens, and their pugs

Photo/art by Peter Ralston

Pugs

Photo/art by Peter Ralston

Monhegan Island

Monhegan Island

Photo/art by Peter Ralston

Monhegan surf

Monhegan surf

Photo/art by Peter Ralston

The Alice B is heading out

The Alice B is heading out

Photo/art by Peter Raslton

Photographer Peter Ralston captured Trap Day on Maine’s Monhegan Island last year, when all the lobster boats are loaded with traps at the same time for the start of a new season. Dawn on October 1 means it’s time to go lobstering again.

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Comments
  • I would also like to thank you for sharing these lovely pictures…..It must have been an exciting experience. It’s plain to see, these fisherman work very hard.

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  • Dorothy

    These are wonderful pictures. This must be very rewarding work; also very exhausting. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  • The pictures were wonderful! Thank you for sharing them! I could smell the
    salt air……(and taste the lobster!) Sandy

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