National Geographic : 1946 Apr
The Maine American and the American Lobster 533 The Expert Shucker Fills a Gallon Carton with Lobster Meat in 20 Minutes First he breaks off the claws, splits them with a knife, and removes the large portions of flesh intact. The tidbits in the joints he forces out with his little finger. Next he tears off the tail, twists the end away, and with his hand pushes out the meat. Waste goes through the hole in the table into a receiving barrel. Bait Is Pushed Down into the Bottom of the Pot Where It Cannot Be Stolen Through two funnel-like openings, one at each end, in the knitted heads, lobsters enter in search of food. The bait has been threaded on strings by means of a needlelike bait spike (page 531).