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A retired lobsterman, 1891

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Title: A retired lobsterman, 1891
Contributor: Maine Historical Society

Lobstering is a way of life in Maine. Lobster is one of the states' largests exports and an important part our economy and identity.

Lobstering is also an important part of Portland's waterfront community and economy. In addition to lobstermen, the lobster industry provides jobs to people who load and unload boats, trap makers, bait dealers, fishermen who supply the bait dealers, dockmakers, lobster dealers, auctioneers, and people who work in seafood restaurants.

We chose to research lobstering because of our family connections to lobstering in Portland.


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