Apr 8, 2008

Abby Burgess retrieves lost bay lobster traps

From the Lobster Fact Blog

The U.S. Coast Guard is called upon this time of year by bay fishermen to do what they can’t — haul massive tangles of lobster traps and gear from the depths of Penobscot Bay.

Early Monday morning, as the sun began to rise over western Penobscot Bay, the Coast Guard cutter Abbie Burgess slipped out of its Rockland berth and headed for Two Bush Ledge, about seven miles south of Owls Head.

Working in conjunction with Maine Marine Patrol officers Brian Tolman, Matt Talbot, and Wes Dean, and Owls Head lobster men Scott Herrick and Jeff Woodman, the Abbie Burgess crew set out to help recover what would likely be dozens of lobster traps. (Full story)

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