Pamela B's fishing ground is outside of the blue icon, which happens to be Pamala-B's position from a navigation app I have on my iPhone.
The "Ramp" is the private dock Lucian Rousseau Memorial Landing, where the Pamela-B and several other fishing vessels & skiffs tie up. The "Town Pier" is where bait is hoisted down to the boat in large barrels, and lobsters are hoisted up in large box-containers. The position of the boat (the blue icon) is at the fuel dock. The Pamela B holds 500 gallons of diesel.
Hauling the traps ...
... and loading them onto the truck
Doug in Pamela B's engine compartment ...
... making final pre-load preparations.
Herring bait (that's Chucky, who sells the bait to fishermen).
Salmon heads (foreground) & herring (background).
Traps and bait, before setting out.
Miles of rope. It looks like a messy pile, but Doug set's it up in a very precise way so that when the 20-trap trawls are "set" the ropes feed out very orderly and safely.
The sternman (my job) remains at the stern of the boat to guide the trawls into the water as we slowly motor ahead. On this particular day we set 4 trawls, or 80 traps.
We see all kinds of traffic outside, from container ships and navy ships, to tug boats pulliong barges
The Lobster Trap
Note the open stern.
Passing the old Scituate lighthouse as we motor out.
Our first very small catch of the season, early May: pulled 60 traps which yielded 46 pounds. That will change, as it's still "pre-season". By late May we were pulling 300 traps a day, yielding as much as 260+ pounds.
By regulations, his fellow was to big so we had to toss him back.
The winch apparatus for hauling bait and the lobster catch on-and-off the Patricia B.
Hoisting a catch onto the pier. That's Sam ("The Chinaman"), Doug's sole customer. Sam has a lobster pound in Hingham where he holds his quarry for distribution to Boston, New York City, and the Far East.
A view of the Town Pier. It's from here that barrels of bait are lowered-down to the Pamela B at around 6:30 in the morning, and containers of lobsters are winched-up to Doug's buyer at around 3:30 in the afternoon.
Captain's log. This is where Doug posts the exact coordinates where each trawl is dropped so that when it's time to harvest he knows precisely where to go, plus other details.