Lobster Trap, Islesboro, ca. 1980's; Bouy 1940's

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Lobster Trap, Islesboro, ca. 1980's; Bouy 1940's
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Description

Lobster traps such as this were used on Islesboro for decades. It is made of wood, and has two compartments, a "kitchen" and a "parlor." The lobster crawls into the kitchen, attracted by bait, and then passes into the parlor, where it is trapped by a net. The trap is weighted at the bottom by bricks.

Lobster men on Islesboro used to construct their own wooden lobster traps, and used nets made on the island to secure the lobsters. Today, they buy metal traps.

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About This Item

  • Title: Lobster Trap, Islesboro, ca. 1980's; Bouy 1940's
  • Creator: Rossiter, Richard
  • Creation Date: circa 1930
  • Subject Date: circa 1930
  • Town: Islesboro
  • County: Waldo
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood, cotton twine, bricks, metal
  • Dimensions: 39 cm x 90 cm x 59 cm
  • Local Code: 1995.015
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Islesboro Historical Society
PO Box 301, 388 Main Road, Islesboro, ME 04848
(207) 734-6733

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