Maine Lobsterman Makes Second Rare Catch

Courtesy of University of New England

When it comes to catching “one in several million” lobsters, Bill Coppersmith’s score is 2.

According to an article on, while fishing in deep-water canyons in the Gulf of Maine with his sternman Brian Skillings on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, Coppersmith caught a rare bright orange lobster. He named the colorful lobster “Captain Eli” after his 4-year-old grandson.

Read about a Maine lobsterman making a second rare catch.