Loading Lobster Boat, Maine

This image shows a pair of lobstermen loading their boat with empty traps before heading off to the fishing grounds to distribute them.

H.J. Burrowes Company, Portland, Maine

The description states simply: LOADING THE LOBSTER TRAPS

–Such small boats with individual lobsterman were common throughout the first half of the 20th century in New England, but such activity declined with overfishing.

This postcard likely dates from the 1940s.

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