Tag Archives: Lobsterboat

Two Old Girls

The inshore lobster fishery is a harsh, inglorious, hands-on, traditional business. These two battered old girls may have seen better days, but they are still pressed into service and do their bit. Built as plank-on-frame, wooden boats, they’ve been sheathed … Continue reading

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Lobster Cars Aground – Chebogue

These old, abandoned lobster cars sit, aground on the flats and salt marsh of the Chibogue River, near the little wharf that shelters a few lobsterboats. With what is usually submerged exposed, you can easily see how they are constructed. … Continue reading

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Lobster Cars – Meteghan Harbour

Meteghan is the principal harbour on Saint Mary’s Bay, in the Acadian French-speaking French Shore of Nova Scotia. Although many species of sea creatures are caught, the American Lobster is king here! These floating shacks, called lobster cars, have large … Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It

Gone are the days when a small fishing boat would go out for the day with nothing but a compass and a chart. Today even the smallest boats go out with radar, global positioning system receivers, marine radios, cellular telephones, … Continue reading

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Entrance to Chegoggin Harbour

This man-made breakwater and navigation light mark the entrance to tiny Chegoggin Harbour, part of a maze of large and small harbours along the coast of southwest Nova Scotia that support the world’s largest commercial lobster fishery. Sony A-900 – … Continue reading

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Colleen & Lorraine II – Wedgeport

  This jaunty lobsterboat was sitting at the world famous Tuna Wharf in Lower Wedgeport. I thought I’d render it in black and white as an homage to the heady days of the International Tuna Cup Matches when the likes … Continue reading

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Beached

Living surrounded by the sea you see fishing boats pulled ashore and beached every day but sometimes, when you see them long ashore and neglected, backs broken and deckhouses collapsing, it tugs at the heartstrings. This pair are forgotten and … Continue reading

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Getting Ready – Yarmouth Wharf

Monday marks the beginning of the lobster fishing season in this area. Our area holds the world’s largest lobster fishery, and we’re not talking the tasteless, clawless, warm water spiny lobsters, but the king of crustaceans, Homaridae, the North American … Continue reading

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Entrance to Inner Harbour – Port Maitland

Old meets new. The right-hand quay is part of the original pier at Port Maitland, while the left-hand pier is a new, concrete structure put in place in the sixties. Together they form a protected harbour for an active lobster … Continue reading

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Unloading the Last Catch

  Just off Camp Cove wharf, in Lower Argyle, the last catch of the lobster season is unloaded into floating lobster cars which, like icebergs, float mostly below the surface of the sea, housing thousands of lobsters until they are … Continue reading

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