Port Clyde lobster postcard, ca. 1925


Postcards of lobster traps, lobster boats, and lobsters have been common for many years. Here Eldridge Stone is holding a lobster that probably weighs more than 8 pounds.

Stone was a colorful character in Port Clyde. He was said to be a rumrunner during Prohibition, who would take his boat out to a cove, sink it when the police were after him, and then raise it after things quieted down.

He also reportedly liked to make gifts to friends of fresh fish he helped himself to from someone else's catch.

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