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The Stonington Lobster Cooperative has been a part of the Down East

The Stonington Lobster Cooperative has been a part of the Down East


The Stonington Lobster Cooperative has been a part of the Down East landscape since 1948.

Stonington coop

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The Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound has been in the Pettegrow family for four generations. After the sale of the company's wholesale business, the family will ...

Red fish piled on the floor of the bait house at the Co-op.

Stonington Lobster Co-op parking lot with Stonington harbor in the background

Stonington Lobster Co-op

At 6:00 in the morning workers at the Stonington Lobster Co-op load Frank Gotwals's boat with traps and line.


Stonington Lobster CO-OP: The dockhands getting ready to sell us our lobsters.

Crates full of lobsters float off the docks of the Stonington Lobster Co-Op last

Bob Baines, right, works to unload a haul of new lobsters on Spruce Head

Stonington Lobster CO-OP: Get your lobsters straight form the dock.

The main offices of the Stonington Lobster Co-op #1.


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Lobstering - sunrise. Dawn viewed from the ...

Boats at their moorings

Downeast Lobster Boat Racers Head for Sunday in Stonington

Unlike Machias or Friendship, Stonington has not had any public heroin funerals. The town

A cat scurries across a driveway in the Stonington dusk.

Stonington Lobster CO-OP: Picking out just the right lobsters

Demand for the Maine lobster — Business — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

Stonington Lobster CO-OP: Unloding lobsters at the coop

Deer Isle Bridge is the only vehicular connection from the Maine mainland to Little Deer Isle.

Greenhead Lobster, a wholesale distributor, has a water-front view of Stonington.

Why Fresh Maine Lobster is the Best There Is

Captain Rick Trundy and sternman Lance Friend stack lobster traps and buoys aboard the Crossfire.

Loberster boats moored in Stonington Harbor Stonington Maine USA. - Stock Image

A lobster bake in Stonington Harbor, Maine. Photograph courtesy of the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative.

Lobster boat on Sullivan Bay, Downeast Maine - Stock Image

Lobster boats at dusk in Stonington, Maine – the onshore geographic center-point of Maine's lobster fishery. (Photo: Whewes, Flickr CC BY 2.0)

... East Resource Center, to help Stonington and other community fishing groups in Downeast Maine see beyond the horizon of their own harbors and take an ...


Lobster industry's struggles overseas add urgency to driving up demand in U.S.

2018 Maine Lobster Boat Racing Schedule

Sternwoman Marissa retrieves and measures lobsters from the “kitchen” of the trap

The bonus affects the independent dealer because to keep his fishermen selling their catches to him all season, the dealer promises to pay them an amount ...

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Stonington Lobster CO-OP: Dinner is served

The Old House Parts Company

Off the Map

As we cleaned up the goat cheese platters, I asked her how she had come to have goats and make goat cheese. “Well, Marsden had always wanted a goat, ...

Ruby Beach, Washington At Ruby Beach, situated inside three national parks and a bit more on the rugged side, you're more likely to share the sand wi

These 30-40 islands that lay between Deer Isla and Isla of Haut are unsurpassed for beauty anywhere in Maine. The ...

Sune Noreen estimated he's hauled more than 4,000 boats at his Jonesport Shipyard. The first thing he bought when he got the land the yard is on was a ...

Where fishermen's knowledge becomes part of science


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Stonington lobster boats brought in traps for the winter late last week. A proposed lobster hatchery in town could benefit all lobstermen in Zone C. If ...

Portland Fish Exchange

Buying the lobster had been a strange procedure. We walked into the co-op to find a nice lady behind a desk. She looked like she was book-keeping and I ...

For the Love of Lobster - A Maine Lobstering Short Film

In this excerpt from his new book, The Art of Francis Hamabe, Carl Little looks back at the former Down East ...

Coastline on Sullivan Bay, Down East, Maine, USA - Stock Image

Maine lobsters ...

Alliance for Democracy Downeast event highlights local worker cooperative. Robert Brown of Business Ownership Solutions

Maine 2019 Lobster Boat Races Schedule

Caught: the reality behind the first fishermen's co-op


Sternmen working

Students during the 2014  Eastern Maine Skippers kickoff event spent time in Hurricane's

Photo / James McCarthy Lobster boats on the harbor of Isle au Haut. Nearly 50% of the community's year-round residents make their living as lobstermen.

The 'lobster capital of the world' faces a crucial question - Portland Press Herald

Despite the cooler temperatures, it's a busy time of the year at Maine's many lobster wharves. MLA photo.

Originally Stonington's ...

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To Save Whales, Maine's Iconic Lobster Industry May Have To Change

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishing managers on the East Coast began the daunting process Monday of implementing new restrictions on lobster fishing that are ...

Crates full of lobsters float off the docks of the Stonington Lobster Co-Op on Thursday. Photos by Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer

State seeks permission to 'bug' fishing vessels

Stonington Lobster CO-OP: Lobster Co op

The main offices of the Stonington Lobster Co-op #1.

The picturesque harbour of Stonington on Deer Island.

Welcome & Information Center

“The coffee is hot, the pastry is fresh and the baristas are serving with a big ole smile!” Monday, Tuesday & Saturday 6:30-5pm, Wednesday – Friday ...

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The gear is coming ashore in Southwestern N.S. as lobster season draws to a close

A hard working lobster boat lays at anchor in a small harbor in the Down East

Cloudy Day at Lobster Co-op

... East Resource Center, to help Stonington and other community fishing groups in Downeast Maine see beyond the horizon of their own harbors and take an ...

More fishing grounds closed after mercury contamination found — State — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

Maine Scallop Aquaculture Coop Works Toward Fishery Diversification

The Isle au Haut Ferry and What You Need to Know

High value halibut are once again being landed in a small-scale fishery. These fisheries are beginning to broaden fishermen's opportunities beyond lobster.

Silver carp jump in the Fox River.

Sea sampler Kathleen Reardon aboard the Khristy Michelle in the East Penobscot Bay.

Stonington Landings

New boat joins the Stonington lobster fleet

Focus turns to Stonington waterfront

When the leaves change, the Maine Lobster industry is still at its in peak.