Stanley Bridge wharf, a day before setting day.

Stanley Bridge wharf stirred to life over the past week or so, with fishermen loading traps onto boats in preparation for setting day. These photos were taken Friday, April 28, one day before nearly a thousand lobster vessels were to hit the water for the start of the spring lobster fishery. More photos were to be taken on Saturday, April 29.

Photos byJim Brown.
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