Scenic USA - Maine
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national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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South Bristol Harbor
|Photos by Jack Ryan
It may be hard to believe, but during America's Colonial Period lobster was considered poverty food, served to prisoners and indentured servants. Sick of lobster, the servants rebelled and eventually obtained new contracts stating lobster meals would be limited to no more than three days a week. During this early period, four and five pounders were considered small. By the mid 1800s, the canning industry exploited Maine's abundant American lobster. In just 20 years the lobster population dwindled, and eventually canneries accepted half pounders for processing.
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