Maine’s wharf owners scramble to repair what they can before lobstering season starts

Contractors are hard to come by amid the mounting demand for work to repair damage from the set of January storms that battered the coast of Maine. Now, as lobstering season begins, many on the working waterfront are patching their own wharves, hoping they can hold out until the real work can be done. Chris Hole was busy at work on a sunny Friday morning, taking apart his commercial fishing wharf like a game of Jenga. After pulling up the surface wooden slats, Hole used a fork lift to lower large wooden beams down to the deck. Josh Saxton, Hole’s right-hand man, would then slip between the large gaps in the deck to put the support beams in place. Photos, more, >>CLICK TO READ<< 06:43

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