To become a lobster boat captain on the rugged coast of Maine, you will need more than just a few lobster traps and a boat. To catch lobster, your days will begin in the dusky pink glow of dawn, filling bait bags with dead fish and hauling and stacking lobster traps that weigh upwards of 50 pounds. On the boat, you must always have one eye on the trap lines that threaten to entangle you and pull you overboard.

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