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Lobster traps and women, 1937

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Lobster traps and women, 1937 / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 7, page 214.

Regulation lobster traps used by Frontier Maine fishermen from Eastport.

During the 19th and early 20th centuries there were very few fisherman lobstering the waters of Maine. Today, lobstering has become one of Maine's most important marine industries.

As the demand for cod dwindled after the Civil War, lobster began to replace the fish as a dietary staple.