1954 Maine lobstering video

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That is great footage. If it's an Eaton, Weed or Hardy, it must be Deer Isle . . . ooops! He said that as I was typing. Looks to me like he went out of Stonington, probably over by Billings inside of Crotch Island. Long drive to Saddleback, Spirit Ledge. 18 years old, I guess he got a distant territory. 10 miles out from Stonington, alongside Isle Au Haut. For the life of me I can't figure out where he offloaded and fueled up. "Tin Island"? "Pin Island"? Got a call from Deer Isle last week - 2000 miles away. Selling my land down there.
 
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Gene Eaton kept his boat in Billings Cove, Sunshine, Deer Isle. He sold his lobsters to my great-grandfather at Hen Island on the east side of Sunshine.
I expect his boat was an Arno Day.
 

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Love this video. Love the beautiful low sheer boats. I'm sure our fellow member Henfruit can tell us all about Deer Isle!
 

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Gene Eaton kept his boat in Billings Cove, Sunshine, Deer Isle. He sold his lobsters to my great-grandfather at Hen Island on the east side of Sunshine.
I expect his boat was an Arno Day.
It was tough to figure out where he was coming out of. Billings yard area was a guess. I never knew that was called Billings Cove (different location) for some reason. My hearing kept telling "Pin" Island or something like that for dropoff, and I couldn't find remnants of any docks on Google Earth. That's absolutely great. I know right where it is. I wonder why the dropoff wasn't Stonington? This is an Arno Day rebuilt from the Fishermen's Voice 2016: August 2016 Fishermen's Voice
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Love the sheer on that boat and the whole video was great!

i don’t know about anyone here, but I am sure I would of kicked my lunch into the water if I was in the habit of putting it on the rail like he did.
 

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We stopped buying lobsters on Hen Island in the mid-1980's after we had the cove dredged. The wharf gradually washed away and we removed the fuel tanks from the island.
That's Hen Island in my avatar photo.
 

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There's a few bells on the bay, or there was last I looked awhile back, but the USCG Maintenance people have undoubtedly updated everything regularly. Didn't . . . some . . . idiot . . . seems as though I remember something about a numbnuts and a bell a few years ago. Got stuck on it somehow? I thought that thing looked quite antiquated. What a great video, though.
 

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I'll tell you what as soon as he climbed out of that skiff into the boat and didn't bounce off the deck a few times he had my deepest admiration . The last time I tried that the folks on the shore had themselves a good laugh . And to make matters worse my nine year old grandson came along and did it a few times without a problem just to make his poppy look bad !! Oh how I hate that kid !!!!!
 

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That was a great video. Thank you
 

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