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Day 229 – Monday, May 21, 2012

“How To Catch A Lobster…

…In Down East Maine”

I am very excited to share with you the announcement of the release of a fabulous new book, “How To Catch A Lobster In Down East Maine”.  Christina Lemieux Oragano, who is Norb Lemieux’s daughter, has just published her first book!  Norb, for you not-so-regular readers, is the Captain of the F/V Christina Marie, and co-owner of one of the wharfs here in the Village, along with his son, Nick Lemieux, Captain of the F/V Phantom.  All three have been special friends to me.  It should be noted that she is also the great-granddaughter of Little River Lighthouse Keeper Willie W. Corbett.

 

 

I have received an advance copy and am about halfway through.  It is beautifully written, a comprehensive and fascinating look into the unusual world of lobster fishing, and a window into one of the last remaining working lobster communities, Cutler.  Christina, who currently lives in London with her husband Anthony and new daughter Anya, began lobster fishing at the age of 10, and fished, as a sternman, with her Dad straight through college.  Between that and growing up in Cutler, she is in a unique position to provide a very special look into this often secretive world, and that she does.

From Lobster lingo to the strategies of fishing, from a picture of what it’s like to spend days on a boat and the perils that accompany it to an explanation of how the “lobster market” works ie: how it gets from the sea to your table, she serves up an engaging narrative that is written for the lay person.  She even includes some of her favorite lobster recipes.

Beyond that, I have six photos, credited, in the book.  I am published!  Including a portion of one on the cover!  (Thank you Christina)

 

 

 

 

This is a great read and I highly recommend you order it, which you can do through Lighthouse Digest here, now…

http://www.shop.foghornpublishing.com/product.sc?productId=595

More on this when I finish the read.  But order it now.

Thanks for checking in.  The Horn sounds.  And the Light is on.  I’m reading by it.

Good Enuf.

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