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Fishing gear and oak lobster traps, Monhegan, ca. 1890

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Fishing gear and oak lobster traps, Monhegan, ca. 1890

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Half-round oak lobster traps, wooden crates, and bait barrels represent typical lobstering gear from the turn of the twentieth century.

The wooden lobster traps were weighted with stones so they would sink to the ocean floor. After the traps had "soaked up" the stones were no longer needed and were saved for setting traps the following season.

Lobstering remains an important activity on Monhegan Island in 2015.

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  • Title: Fishing gear and oak lobster traps, Monhegan, ca. 1890
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Town: Monhegan
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 13 cm x 8 cm
  • Local Code: 236.028
  • Object Type: Image

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Monhegan Museum
1 Lighthouse Hill, Monhegan, ME 04852
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