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Old 08-02-2012, 07:11 PM   #21
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Ah, lobstah!

While driving through Nova Scotia a few months ago, I heard an interesting public service announcement on the car radio, asking everyone to eat more lobster. The government of Prince Edward Island was trying to get everyone to commit to eating a lobster dinner every week. They said that every nickel increase in the wholesale price of lobster meant another million dollars in the PEI treasury.

In the interest of good cross-border relations, I gritted my teeth and forced myself to eat plenty of them while I was there.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:16 PM   #22
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Ah, so that story I saw was true.

One of these years, I will manage to be there with my RV during Maine Lobster Festival.

Just look it up, and it is going on right now. Aug 1 through Aug 5.

PS. The following is from a Web site. I may go to the stores here to see if the low price has trickled down to the local retail prices.
In Massachusetts, fishermen are selling lobster for less than $3 a pound, down by more than one-third over last summer. In Maine, the price this week has fallen to around $2 a pound, about half of what fishermen need to break even.

“It’s a real hardship,” said Robert Bayer, who directs the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine. “Some of these guys aren’t even going out.”
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:07 PM   #23
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Few years ago DW and I rented a little cottage in SW Bar Harbor. Wow what a great experience during off season. We did it during the late Autumn. During the summer I suspect it would have quite a few more people. However, I bet the place is amazing with the warmer weather. If you do not mind rubbing elbows be sure to go. Honestly, I'm the grass is greener at the other vacation spot kind of guy. But this place will make me come back in a few years.
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NW-Bound, those prices you've seen are correct. We've seen a large harvest of soft shelled lobsters this summer and wholesale prices at the dock are in the $2 a pound range. Local restaurants are currently serving lobster dinners for $9.95. As loyal Mainers, we're doing our part to help the local economy.
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Arghhh... You just have to rub it in!
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Castine and Blue Hill and Bucksport are gorgeous.
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Castine and Blue Hill and Bucksport are gorgeous.
Looks real promising on the map.
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