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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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Pierce, Cecil, "Account Book, Cecil Pierce, 1967-1991" (1967). History of Maine Fisheries. 130.
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