For the past week or so the boat has been getting a much needed refresh of its varnished exterior wood, and to make the job easier, the boat yard hauled her. And guess what we found?
|Entangled trap lines|
|Entangled Trap Lines|
You would think we would have at least gotten some lobsters out of all this? It took close to 15 minutes to cut it all loose and the result was a pile of line the size of a watermelon. Normally I'd feel guilty about trashing someone's trap lines, but not this time. If they are going to lay them out so densely in northern Maine that you can't navigate through them, then trap loss will just have to be a cost of business for lobster men. Everywhere else it's not a problem to dodge them, but up there the only solution is sharp cutters and more throttle.