The Rites of Spring

I know spring is here when my former boss, lobsterman Bruce Fernald of Little Cranberry Island, Maine, loads his pickup truck with this many traps. His wife Barb snapped this photo the other day, just as Bruce was heading for the harbor to begin the year’s fishing.

Bruce and Barb are both real-life characters depicted in The Secret Life of Lobsters.

P.S. While Bruce is setting lobster traps, Barb makes jewelry inspired by the natural features of the island.