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Wooden lobster traps, South Bristol, ca. 1978

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Wooden lobster traps, South Bristol, ca. 1978

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In this color postcard, Lewis Kelsey Sr. shows his grandson Lewis Kelsey how to coil the lines that attach to the wooden lobster traps stacked behind them in the western Gut, South Bristol. Wood was the traditional material for lobster traps but those are no longer in use. Wooden traps have been replaced by wire traps that are easier to maintain and last longer.

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  • Title: Wooden lobster traps, South Bristol, ca. 1978
  • Creator: Mara, Jack
  • Creation Date: circa 1978
  • Subject Date: circa 1978
  • Town: South Bristol
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: color photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 8.75 x 14
  • Local Code: 2012.15.001
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

South Bristol Historical Society
P. O. Box 229, South Bristol, ME 04568
(207) 644-1584
http://www.southbristolhistoricalsociety.org

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