The Lobster Coast

In the tradition of William Warner’s Beautiful Swimmers, veteran journalist Colin Woodard (author of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good) traces the history of the rugged ...

The Lobster Coast

“A thorough and engaging history of Maine’s rocky coast and its tough-minded people.”—Boston Herald “[A] well-researched and well-written cultural and ecological history of stubborn perseverance.”—USA Today For more than four hundred years the people of coastal Maine have clung to their rocky, wind-swept lands, resisting outsiders’ attempts to control them while harvesting the astonishing bounty of the Gulf of Maine. Today’s independent, self-sufficient lobstermen belong to the communities imbued with a European sense of ties between land and people, but threatened by the forces of homogenization spreading up the eastern seaboard. In the tradition of William Warner’s Beautiful Swimmers, veteran journalist Colin Woodard (author of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good) traces the history of the rugged fishing communities that dot the coast of Maine and the prized crustacean that has long provided their livelihood. Through forgotten wars and rebellions, and with a deep tradition of resistance to interference by people “from away,” Maine’s lobstermen have defended an earlier vision of America while defying the “tragedy of the commons”—the notion that people always overexploit their shared property. Instead, these icons of American individualism represent a rare example of true communal values and collaboration through grit, courage, and hard-won wisdom.

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The Lobster Coast
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Colin Woodard
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-04-26 - Publisher: Penguin

“A thorough and engaging history of Maine’s rocky coast and its tough-minded people.”—Boston Herald “[A] well-researched and well-written cultural and ecological history of stubborn perseverance.”—USA Today For more than four hundred years the people of coastal Maine have clung to their rocky, wind-swept lands, resisting outsiders’ attempts to control them
I, Lobster
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Nancy Frazier
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: UPNE

A consideration of the lobster in history, myth, art, literature, and cuisine
How to Catch a Lobster in Downeast Maine
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Christina Lemieux Oragona
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-18 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

An insider’s look at the daily lives of Maine’s lobster fishermen. What is it like to live and work in a lobster fishing village in one of the most remote parts of Maine? The extreme weather conditions of the Maine coast, unreliable fishing seasons and an ever-present element of danger
Cousins Maine Lobster
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Jim Tselikis, Sabin Lomac
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-17 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

"Required Reading," The New York Post From the co-founders of the smash hit Cousins Maine Lobster food trucks comes a business book revealing to new entrepreneurs how the authors built their brand through integrity and authenticity. In early 2012, Jim Tselikis visited L.A. and met up with his cousin Sabin
The Last Lobster
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Christopher White
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-05 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

From the author of Skipjack & The Melting World comes a mystery: the curious boom in America’s beloved lobster industry and its probable crash Maine lobstermen have happened upon a bonanza along their rugged, picturesque coast. For the past five years, the lobster population along the coast of Maine has