Digest>Archives> Jul/Aug 2012

Book Review: How To Catch A Lobster in Down East Maine


You can see an enlarged version of this picture by clicking here.
>> Click to enlarge <<

It seems that everyone who comes to Maine wants what the locals call the Three-Ls: lighthouses, lobsters and L.L. Bean. While most of the tourists will probably visit a few lighthouses and some will make it to shop at L.L. Bean, nearly all of the tourists will definitely eat some lobster. But very people will fully understand what it is like to live the rugged life of a true Down East Maine lobsterman and what it takes to catch the lobsters and get them to market, especially from where the tastiest lobsters come from – in the real Down East part of Maine. This new book by Christina Lemieux Oragano, who is the great granddaughter of the last U.S. Lighthouse Service keeper to serve at Little River Lighthouse in Cutler, Maine, through modern and historical photos, will give you the full history of what it takes to be a lobsterman and bring in the catch. This soft cover book with 159 pages offers a glimpse inside the last real lobstering communities and celebrates it for those lucky enough to live it – the trials, triumphs and even the hardships. For good measure, the book includes some of the superstitions and, of course, a few favorite recipes from Down East, Maine. This book is a great read for anyone who loves Maine and its famous lobsters. It is available from Lighthouse Digest for $16.99.

All these books are available online at www.LighthouseDigest.com or by mail at P.O. Box 250, East Machias, ME 04630 or by calling 207-259-2121. Shipping charges are listed on the inside back cover of this issue.

Please remember that when you order and purchase books from Lighthouse Digest you are helping to support our efforts to research, document, archive, and report on lighthouse history.

This story appeared in the Jul/Aug 2012 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

All contents copyright © 1995-2024 by Lighthouse Digest®, Inc. No story, photograph, or any other item on this website may be reprinted or reproduced without the express permission of Lighthouse Digest. For contact information, click here.

to Lighthouse Digest

USLHS Marker Fund

Lighthouse History
Research Institute

Shop Online

Subscribe   Contact Us   About Us   Copyright Foghorn Publishing, 1994- 2024   Lighthouse Facts     Lighthouse History