Maine lobster boat sunk for the third time

PORT CLYDE, Maine — Lobsterman Tony Hooper said he has no idea who is trying to put him out of business by repeatedly sinking his boat, which has been put out of commission three times in the past six weeks.

For this year, they have likely achieved their goal, Hooper said.

Hooper’s boat, Liberty, was found under water early Saturday morning off Port Clyde.

Maine Marine Patrol Sgt. Matthew Talbot said Monday he has never seen one boat be targeted so many times.

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Jessica Hathaway

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 13 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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