During the summer months, there are about a dozen lobster boats operating out of Rockport Harbor.
Until the last few days, they mostly have been at their moorings doing little more than bobbing in the water. Why? Because the water temperature has been in the low 50’s, too cold for lobstering.
Day by day there is a little more action which tells me the water is warming. Boats are heading out loaded with identifying buoys and traps which will stay in place until early fall.
Gulls are happy to follow along thinking they might get a morsel or two when traps are being baited.
Though commonly called lobstermen, not all who captain a vessel are men. Some hardy women not afraid of hard work and who love the sea are drawn to lobstering . In fact, one of these gals was featured late May on Good Morning America which was being filmed right here on the harbor. Maybe some of you saw it and got a taste for this beautiful place.
It won’t be long now before boats will be returning with the day’s haul. I can’t wait and will be at the dock hoping to claim a few lobsters for that night’s dinner. Having access to them right out of the water is another of the things I love about being in Maine.