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FINEST KIND O' DAY: Lobstering in Maine by Bruce McMillan

FINEST KIND O' DAY: Lobstering in Maine


Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1977
Publisher: Lippincott

McMillan's photos and text offer readers a chance to share the experience of lobstering in Maine with Brett, who doesn't look a day over ten but rows by himself past Stone Island all the way to Port Clyde, there to board Allison Welson's lobsterboat for his first tour as sternman. All morning Brett helps Allison haul in his traps, and each time they both guess how many lobsters will be coming up; through it all Allison finds time to explain about sorting out keepers, pegging the crusher claws, and throwing back ""berried"" females. Youngsters who don't know Allison as well as Brett does might find his manner a shade condescending, but he is an affable teacher and Brett, who steers the boat home, will be envied his opportunity and admired for proving up to it.