2 Boats Sink as Lobster Wars Flare in Maine
May 11, 2012
CapeCodOnline: The sinking of 2 lobster boats [in Friendship, Maine on Monday, May 7] is rekindling memories of hostilities among lobstermen 2 years ago that led to a near-fatal shooting, boats being sunk and a barrage of lobster trap vandalism along Maine’s lobster-rich coast.
Someone this week sabotaged 2 lobster boats, allowing them to drift free and flood with water before washing ashore in this postcard-pretty harbor. The dispute has shone a light on the unwritten rules of the sea, where fishermen often take matters into their own hands to settle grudges.