Monday Tuesday Wednesday: The opening of lobster season on Grand Manan by Peter Cuningham -(this site is still in development) 1-165 | 166-196

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Ingalls Head
Ingalls Head
The day before setting day, lobster traps are transferred at the breakwater from a large flatbed truck to a boat.
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Ingalls Head
Ingalls Head
Reflections of a red boat
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Brian Ingalls loads in the old style from his own wharf which lies just below his own house. No trucks.
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Ingalls Head
Ingalls Head
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Ingalls Head
Ingalls Head
Richard Green runs Diver's Den from his wharf to the breakwater at high tide. Richard is a diver for weirs and urchins when not lobster fishing.
Ingalls Head
Burtis Green in Shiloh passes by Tate shed which belonged to his father-in-law before Cooks Aquaculture took it over.
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Seal Cove
Quiet before the storm.
Seal Cove
Seal Cove
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Seal Cove
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Last try, partner.
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Seal Cove
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Seal Cove
Seal Cove
Seal Cove Baptist Church.
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A pickup truck brakes on the breakwater.
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Seal Cove
Seal Cove
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Seal Cove
White Head
Barry Russell
White Head
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White Head
Andrew Russell, Barry's son.
White Head
Barry Russell and
White Head
Liza McDonald has gone out for the first two weeks with Barry Russell for the last 15 years. Liza is a great potter, see her work on the 2009 list.
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White Head
White Head
White Head
Most of the boats on White Head are smaller, more traditional than those on the main island. White Head is closer to the fishing ground.
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White Head
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White Head
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White Head
Seal Cove
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White Head
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Seal Cove
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White Head
Me! Photo by Andrew.
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White Head
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Ingalls Head
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Ingalls Head
Ingalls Head
Seal Cove
Island Bound loads in The Crick at a time of tide when there is no lifting or lowering required. The traps just slide onto the boat.
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Seal Cove
Mark WIlcox and Russell Ingalls who have worked together for roughly five centuries.
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Russell Ingalls and his son Chris
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Theron Ingalls is running a Native license on a Grand Mananer's boat. Complications unbound.
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Seal Cove
Theron Ingalls
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Seal Cove
Russell Ingalls, son of Junior, takes a break from loading his own boat to check on his son Theron's progress.
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Seal Cove
Seal Cove
Junior Ingalls who taught them well. Junior built a herring weir this summer.
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Seal Cove
Seal Cove
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Joseph Ingalls
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Seal Cove
Joseph Ingalls
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Joseph's shed, formerly General Marine and a wing of The Sardine Museum
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Russell Ingalls and his son Chis.
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Mark Wilcox was shy 7 bags of bait
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Seal Cove
Cousin Wendy deliver (delicious) warm chocolate chip cookies to Theron. Wendy is fishing with her father Joseph.
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Seal Cove
Mark Wilcox checking on his 6 children
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Theron Ingalls as his brother and Chis sails by on Family Ties.
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Seal Cove
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Ingalls Head
6:30 AM Setting Day, the boats are still tied up,free coffee all day at L&P.
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Ingalls Head
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The Fisheries Officers above make sure nobody goes before 7 AM on the second Tuesday in November.
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Go. The race is on to set in the best spots.
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As the lobster boats race South, the families who have gathered for the send-off head North up Ingalls Head Road bound for school and housework.
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George Gaskill and Sharon Greenlaw
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Salmon gear, Tate Wharf, ebb tide
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Seal Cove
Salmon cages and Wood Island
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A salmon feeding boat on a morning when lobster is still king.
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On setting day the boats set their first load of about 200 traps and then return to the breakwater empty to reload and head out again.
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Seal Cove
Lowering thousands of fathoms of rope to a deck three fathoms below.
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Seal Cove
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Junior Ingalls, father of Joseph, Danny, and Russell each with their own boats... and two grandchildren with boats.
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Three with another coming. Hopeing the catch is good and the price is high.
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Seal Cove
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These fish are thrown in traps not as bait but to give the lobsters something to eat aside from one another.
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Ingalls Head
Ingalls Head
Stuart Green
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Jeff and Matthew Green
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Smiles Green (96) with Jeff and Matthew Green. No relation but neighbors.
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Matthew with anchors for the ends of lobster trawls
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Dan Tate
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Under Jeff Green's rubber glove
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Matthew (22) and Smiles (96)
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Brothers go to sea on Storm Rider
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Dan Tate
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Spiders
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The wooden breakwater that Smiles built is being replaced with concrete
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Ingalls Head
A very busy day at the breakwater. Not healthy for small skiffs like Peter's, like dancing with elephants.
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Ingalls Head
The MG lobster car loads crates in preparation for the arrival of tonight's catch.
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Grand Harbour
An inshore buoy seen from Fogseeker as the boats begin to return and the sun starts to set.
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Grand Harbour
A string of buoys set South toward Three Islands
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Grand Harbour
Ross Island Lighthouse
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Grand Harbour
The Fogseeker
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Grand Harbour
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Grand Harbour
Burtis Green returns in Shiloh II. Just after this picture, he turned straight toward me, but apparently he was afraid because he turned away. He cared more about his catch the next day than he did about killing me. I won't try this in the springtime when the catch is down.
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Nicole Wolf returns in her father's boat
Grand Harbour
Don't ask. It was just floating there.