Many of our fishermen (male and female) are still getting their lobster traps into the water. Record amounts of unseasonable cold, fog, and rain seem to have complicated our spring and early summer, including the beginning of the summer fishing season. Here, we see the Cassie Marie being loaded with traps at Naskeag Harbor in the fog and drizzle that made Thursday (June 20) miserable. 


Cassie is a “Novi”-style fishing vessel that moors in the Harbor. These boats are called “Novies” because their basic design originated in Nova Scotia. Usually, they have stepped up hulls, utilitarian cabins with banked windows, upswept sterns, and rounded bottoms. (Brooklin, Maine) (By the way, it’s a beautiful day here as we speak.)