Lobster Trap Pile Up by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

April 11, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Lobster Trap Pile Up (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

LobsterTrapPileUp_20210404_850_9702Lobster Trap Pile UpIn a traditional rite of Spring, lobster traps piled up on the rocky shore of Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Remnants of winter storms.

It's a rite of passage every spring. When walking along the shore by open waters, mangled lobster traps appear. Sure as there are blossoms on the trees and tulips in bloom, lobster trap detritus surfaces.

I often join in cleaning up lobster trap remnants. Some see this as mere trash. To me, this is someone's coastal livelihood. A trap lost means that a family business missed a potential catch. Furthermore, they have the equipment to replace. It's the cycle of work on the coast.

Lobster Traps Shoreline Pile (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

LobsterTrapsShorelinePile_20210404_850_9708Lobster Traps Shoreline PileIn a traditional rite of Spring, lobster traps piled up on the rocky shore of Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Remnants of winter storms.

Lobster Traps Ashore (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

LobsterTrapsAshore_20210404_850_9704Lobster Traps AshoreIn a traditional rite of Spring, lobster traps piled up on the rocky shore of Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Remnants of winter storms.

In a traditional rite of Spring, lobster traps piled up on the rocky shore of Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Remnants of winter storms.

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