The Lobster Coast

Author: Colin Woodard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143035343
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A history of coastal Maine's lobster communities describes their ongoing defense of local traditions against forces that would exploit their resources, their communal values, and the wisdom they have gleaned from lifetimes spent in collaboration with one another. Reprint.

The Lobster Coast

Author: Colin Woodard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101078073
Size: 31.81 MB
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“A thorough and engaging history of Maine’s rocky coast and its tough-minded people.”—Boston Herald “[A] well-researched and well-written cultural and ecological history of stubborn perseverance.”—USA Today For more than four hundred years the people of coastal Maine have clung to their rocky, wind-swept lands, resisting outsiders’ attempts to control them while harvesting the astonishing bounty of the Gulf of Maine. Today’s independent, self-sufficient lobstermen belong to the communities imbued with a European sense of ties between land and people, but threatened by the forces of homogenization spreading up the eastern seaboard. In the tradition of William Warner’s Beautiful Swimmers, veteran journalist Colin Woodard (author of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good) traces the history of the rugged fishing communities that dot the coast of Maine and the prized crustacean that has long provided their livelihood. Through forgotten wars and rebellions, and with a deep tradition of resistance to interference by people “from away,” Maine’s lobstermen have defended an earlier vision of America while defying the “tragedy of the commons”—the notion that people always overexploit their shared property. Instead, these icons of American individualism represent a rare example of true communal values and collaboration through grit, courage, and hard-won wisdom. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Lobster Coast

Author: Colin Woodard
Publisher: Viking Press
Size: 79.73 MB
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A history of coastal Maine's lobster communities describes their defense of local traditions, their resistance to groups that would exploit their resources, and the wisdom gleaned from lifetimes spent in support of community interests.

The Lobster Gangs Of Maine

Author: James M. Acheson
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1611681189
Size: 50.42 MB
Format: PDF
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An anthropologist describes the working world of Maine lobstermen, focusing on the intricate personal network that sustains them.

The Mermaid And The Lobster Diver

Author: Laura Hobson Herlihy
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826350941
Size: 64.39 MB
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Approximately 90 percent of Miskitu boys and men in the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve along the north coast of Honduras have worked as deepwater divers in the lobster industry and their participation has left an indelible imprint on their society. While lobster diving is lucrative, it is also a life-threatening occupation and many divers have been injured or killed from decompression sickness—locally referred to as liwa mairin siknis (Mermaid sickness). According to Miskitu folklore, the Mermaid is the main water spirit, owner of all fresh and saltwater resources and capable of punishing male divers for extracting too many of her lobsters. Wary of the wrath of the supernatural liwa mairin, these men face another threat on shore: Miskitu women who use sexual magic—praidi saihka—as a tool to control men’s wages and ensure that they continue to provide them with money. Interspersed with short stories, songs, and incantations, The Mermaid and the Lobster Diver demonstrates the archetypes of femininity and masculinity within Miskitu society, highlighting the power associated with women’s sexuality—as manifested in both goddess and human form—and the vulnerable position of men.

The Lobster Kings A Novel

Author: Alexi Zentner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393089576
Size: 20.66 MB
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Inspired by the plot of King Lear, describes the story of a family who has reaped the sea's bounty on Loosewood Island for 300 years, but pays for it with the loss of every firstborn son. 15,000 first printing.

The Lobster Chronicles

Author: Linda Greenlaw
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 140139812X
Size: 17.67 MB
Format: PDF
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Declared a triumph by the New York Times Book Review, Linda Greenlaw's first book, The Hungry Ocean, appeared on nearly every major bestseller list in the country. Now, taking a break from the swordfishing career that earned her a major role in The Perfect Storm, Greenlaw returns to Isle au Haut, a tiny Maine island with a population of 70 year-round residents, 30 of whom are Greenlaw's relatives. With a Clancy-esque talent for fascinating technical detail and a Keillor-esque eye for the drama of small-town life, Greenlaw offers her take on everything from rediscovering home, love, and family to island characters and the best way to cook and serve a lobster. But Greenlaw also explores the islands darker side, including a tragic boating accident and a century-old conflict with a neighboring community. Throughout, Greenlaw maintains the straight-shooting, funny, and slightly scrappy style that has won her so many fans, and proves once again that fishermen are still the best storytellers around.

The Maine Lobster Book

Author: Virginia M. Wright
Publisher: Down East Books
ISBN: 1608931919
Size: 50.49 MB
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Everyone loves lobster - especially Maine lobster. This fun, fact filled book brings the reader on the lobster's journey from ocean floor to plate, stopping along the way to get to know the people and places of Maine's iconic industry.

Bootleggers Lobstermen Lumberjacks

Author: Matthew P. Mayo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762766964
Size: 32.20 MB
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The story of New England is built on an endless armature of fascinating tales of Yankee ingenuity and hardy, intrepid characters. Bootleggers, Lobstermen, and Lumberjacks takes the top fifty wildest episodes in the region's bygone days and presents them to the reader in one convenient, narrative-driven package. Including incredible but true tales of hardy Yankee hill folk and crusty seafarers engaged in all manner of amazing activity—from witch-hunting to log rolling, sometimes with tragic results—this book is a perfect stroll through New England's past for resident and visitor alike. Yankee history is rife with all manner of shipwreck victims surviving any way they know how; Indian, pirate, and shark attacks, cougar and bear attacks, and, of course, rum runners and bootleggers doing what they do best.

A Coastal Companion

Author: Catherine Schmitt
Publisher: Tilbury House Pub
ISBN: 9780884483038
Size: 61.63 MB
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The Coastal Companion is a journey through the year in the Gulf of Maine and its watershed, which includes land from eastern Massachusetts to southwestern Nova Scotia. A chronicle of changes through the seasons both above and within the sea, Coastal Companion follows the arrival and departure of migrating shorebirds in spring and fall, schools of fish as they move in and out of our region, and the natural cycles of our bays, rivers, marshes, and coastal forests. Part field guide, part almanac, the book also highlights writers, artists, and scientists who have chosen the Gulf of Maine as their subject matter. Poems by twelve contemporary poets open each chapter, and illustrations by two Maine artists, Kimberleigh Martul-March and Margaret Campbell, are featured throughout the text. This is a book to keep close at hand, to be read not all at once, but through the seasons, one day at a time, and enjoyed year after ye