The Lobstermen of Cape Breton Nova Scotia

by Paul Shoul on August 22, 2014


Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia: Joe Gillis, a 3rd generation lobsterman, works the ocean off the cliffs of Inverness with his two sons Alex and Daniel. Jim Turner is the newbie, learning the trade. They set 300 traps. At 70lbs each dry, the task of setting, hauling and stacking the traps, and coiling thousands of feet of rope is a mammoth job. The rewards are the hundreds of Nova Scotia Lobsters caught that day. Joe insists they are “the best in the world” Later that night, feasting on a pile of the huge steaming crustaceans, I have to agree.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

joe August 24, 2014 at 6:47 am

Beautiful, man, beautiful. how do you make such proles of the sea into gods of the lobster traps?

Meghann Dunphy September 10, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Aw Go Joe! You all look great! Missing: Rob!
They are the best in NS!

Diane Smeltzer September 19, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Awesome photos. You all look so serious!

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