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Cecil Pierce

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Southport, Maine

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Account book of Cecil Pierce, a lobster fisherman out of Southport (Me.). Records sales of lobsters and shrimp caught, including dollar amount received but not weight or quantities, and expenses paid for bait, license fees, supplies, utilities, boat maintenance and other items. Last page of book records expenses for “new house,” dated late 1970s. Pierce was credited for inventing one of the first plastic vents on lobster traps that enables smaller lobsters (“snappers” or “shorts”) to escape the traps unharmed, thus encouraging conservation of the species.


[Cecil E. and Lucy M. Pierce]

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From the holdings of the Boothbay Region Historical Society. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required. For more information, contact the Boothbay Region Historical Society directly at: Boothbay Region Historical Society, P.O. Box 272, 72 Oak Street, Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538-0272, tel: (207) 633-0820, email:, website:


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