The iconic Maine Harbor is changing. Fishermen can no longer afford to live on the Harbor. At one time the lobster fishermen walked out their doors with the harbor in their backyard, allowing them to work on gear and their boats with ease. More and more the families that have worked out of the harbor for generations are not able to afford the property on the harbor as the old generation passes and their properties are sold to people from out of state. The new generation faces more regulations, higher cost of living issues and in the last few years a plunge in market prices for their catch as well as a changing landscape of people from “away.”
In the on going series, Downeast Harborside, I am documenting the fishermen who have been a part of the lobster fishing community in Corea, Maine for generations.