Wooden lobster traps, South Bristol, ca. 1978

Contributed by South Bristol Historical Society

Wooden lobster traps, South Bristol, ca. 1978

This record was added to Maine Memory Network through the efforts of a student at South Bristol School.


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 Wooden traps have been replaced by wire traps that are easier to maintain and last longer.

View/Add Comments

About This Item

  • 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: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 8.75 cm x 14 cm
  • Local Code: 2012.15.001
  • Object Type: Image

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings


Other Keywords

For more information about this item, contact:

South Bristol Historical Society
P. O. Box 229, South Bristol, ME 04568

This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. No Permission is required to use the low-resolution watermarked image for educational use, or as allowed by the applicable copyright. For all other uses, permission is required.

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.