14 pics from this winter’s Maine lobstering adventures

Yesterday was the first day on the boat this year that I didn’t need a winter hat or multiple layers of sweatshirts, so I think it’s safe to say winter is finally over.

I got some pretty good pictures this winter from out on the water including lighthouses, wildlife, and sunsets.

Here are some of my favorites:

 

The bow of the F/V Foxy Lady is covered in snow after a winter storm.

The bow of the F/V Foxy Lady is covered in snow after a winter storm.

Waves crash against the rocks at Portland Head Light.

Waves crash against the rocks at Portland Head Light.

A hungry seagull swoops down for some free breakfast.

A hungry seagull swoops down for some free breakfast.

Lobster traps sit on the stern of the F/V Foxy Lady with the Portland skyline in the distance.

Lobster traps sit on the stern of the F/V Foxy Lady with the Portland skyline in the distance.

Portland Head Light on a foggy day.

Portland Head Light on a foggy day.

Fort Gorges in Portland harbor.

Fort Gorges in Portland harbor.

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse on Christmas Eve.

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse on Christmas Eve.

The light from Portland Head Light helps to guide fishermen home through Casco Bay.

The light from Portland Head Light helps to guide fishermen home through Casco Bay.

A massive patch of ocean ice floats in Portland harbor.

A massive patch of ocean ice floats in Portland harbor.

A flock of seagulls in Portland harbor.

A flock of seagulls in Portland harbor.

The sun breaks through the clouds on a cold January morning.

The sun breaks through the clouds on a cold January morning.

Portland Head Light after a snowfall.

Portland Head Light after a snowfall.

The winter sun rises over South Portland.

The winter sun rises over South Portland.

 

The winter sun sets over Cape Elizabeth.

Sun set over Cape Elizabeth.

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Chris Shorr

About Chris Shorr

Chris is a lifelong Portlander who works with mentally ill and marginalized adults at Amistad Inc.. He has worked on a lobster boat, at several high-end Portland restaurants, and at a local meat packing plant. He also ran for Portland City Council in 2013, wrote a weekly column in the now defunct Portland Daily Sun, and currently writes a weekly column in The Portland Phoenix.