Thursday, September 30, 2010

Coastal Living Lobster Wars

We first heard about Matinicus Island, Maine in the New York Times a few years ago.  Matinicus was then the site of an ongoing struggle over lobstering in the waters there between mainland and island lobster man.  The national press started covering the struggle once gunfire started.

Late last summer, we had the opportunity to travel to (and eat a ton of lobster on) this wildly remote island 20 miles off the coast.  Any opportunity to go to Maine is always taken.  This time, we were there to photograph on Matinicus' neighbor, Wheaton Island -- the home of painters Bo Bartlett and Betsy Eby.   You could walk from Matinicus to Wheaton at low tide.  The images and story are from this month's Coastal Living and the life Bartlett and Eby have on this big rock is something to see and the influence it has on their work really powerful.

Take a look at this idyllic life click here.

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