Submitted by Catch a Piece of ... on Tue, 06/03/2008 - 12:14pm.
The arrival of Memorial Day weekend has brought the start of summer for us here in Maine. Early Sunday morning I was fortunate enough to spend the entire day on the water in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. At 5:15 am I climbed down the ladder at Hobson's Pier and started up the engine to my boat. As I cruised out of the harbor and watched the sun rise over Ram Island Lighthouse, I could only smile as a feeling of content overwhelmed my vessel. I asked myself, "What other job could make me so excited to wake up at 5:15 am on a Sunday morning and go to work?" The answer for me is simple. There is nothing that compares to the excitement and rewards of lobstering. I feel so lucky every morning I wake up and watch the boats pass by the harbor. Maine is a special place. We wait so patiently all year for the arrival of summer. We all complain during the winter and sometimes question why we live here. The arrival of summer burns away all memories of the cold long winter. For the next 3 months, we will all watch Maine come alive and the only question in our minds will be, "how could I ever imagine living anywhere else?" All of us lobstermen at Catch a Piece of Maine
are excited to share our summer with you. We don't consider lobstering to be a job; it's a way of life.
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