The lobster chronicles: life on a very small island.

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Notes on front endpapers highlight various state regulations governing lobster fishing. Others consist of biographical information on the author, refer to the relationships between several inhabitants of Isle Au Haut and point out the danger of life as a fisherman. Also included are these quotes, questions and statements: "undemocratic system of a fishing boat", "not cut out for civic duty", "my pirate outlaw fantasy" (p. 105), "world's most dangerous profession", "only thing I like about lobstering is working with my father" (p. 139), "I have been accused all my life of keeping too much inside" (p. 169). - "Sex - 10 of 20,000 eggs become lobsters; legal sized lobster is usually 7 years"; "fishing rights for our own territory"; 75% of island's year round population relies on lobstering". - "Catch any lobsters in the woods?" -- Back endpapers name some of the residents of the island, provide additional information about the author and lobster fishing in general. -- Annotations by Brian Lamb in the margins and underlining of pertinent phrases throughout the book.


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The lobster chronicles: life on a very small island.


Greenlaw, Linda


Program air date: October 13, 2002


The author details her return to Isle au Haut, a tiny Maine island with a population of seventy year-round residents, many of whom are her relatives, to describe small-town life in a lobster-fishing village.


"Greenlaw, Linda, 1960-"
"Lobster fisheries--Maine--Isle au Haut."


Brian Lamb Booknotes Collection
Gift of Brian Lamb, 2011.


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