National Geographic : 1959 Feb
. Lobster pots ride a wheelbarrow on their way to the fishing boat. Monhegan islanders build traps of oak laths and spruce and sink them on offshore ledges. Lobsters, attracted by bait, enter through doors whose funnel-shaped nets prevent exit. Andrew Winter, a sea man turned artist, helps his neighbors haul gear. Top-heavy cargo of pots screens a lobster man in his dory. Men in boots and waterproof overalls prepare a skiff. Bait tubs hold redfish. pollack. and herring. Rock ballast sinks the pots, which become dry and buoyant during stor age ashore. Once sub merged, they absorb water, requiring only a built-in concrete slab to 286 keep them on the bot tom.