Lobstering off Cape Ann: A Lifetime Lobsterman Remembers

Lobstering off Cape Ann: A Lifetime Lobsterman Remembers

by Peter K. Prybot


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Whether you personally choose one out of a tank at an upscale restaurant or break his claws with a hammer at a seafood dive, the American lobster remains the Northeast's most commercially valuable animal. Tragically, both overfishing and environmental concerns threaten one of the most enduring and endearing of Northeastern professions--lobstering.

In his latest work, Peter K. Prybot, a Gloucester lobsterman himself for forty-six years, writes boldly and passionately about hi calling. With an insider's grasp of the details, he spins for l and lubbers a fascinating narrative about the lobster industry, introducing its pioneers, its development and even some of today's salt-crusted lobstermen. Personally concerned with the future of his profession, Prybot writes with hope for the future, but he keeps a keen eye on the dangers that threaten this great American heritage.

Witty, funny and at times heart-wrenching, Prybot's tale of the intertwined lives of the American lobster and the men who chase it is a testament to Gloucester's deeply-rooted ties to the ocean and its marine life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596290853
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 05/18/2006
Pages: 157
Sales rank: 1,157,873
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Peter Prybot's photojournalism of fisheries has flourished, including numerous magazine cover photos and articles. Today he writes an "Ebb & Flow" column for the local newspaper, the Gloucester Daily Times, and is the area correspondent for the popular monthly fishing trade journal Commercial Fisheries News, published in Stonington, Maine. He contributes photos to National Fisherman and the Associated Press. His camera equipment goes with him most of the time, including while out lobstering. His first book, Orange Masts, was published in 1998 by the Curious Traveler Press in Gloucester.

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