Skip Young F/V Silver Spoon

Bar Harbor — Lobsterman Skip Young’s buoys are black on the bottom and yellow on top with a vertical yellow stripe in the black section. He used to have orange and white, then yellow and white, and added the black “to be different than Warren Fernald on Islesford.”

He got his first lobster license when he was nine years old for a $5 fee. He remembers traveling to Augusta with family to lobby for increased license fees to be used to fund restoration efforts to keep breeding females from being harvested. His first boat was Silver Dollar, a 34-foot Beal launched in 1963, some 50 years ago. The buoy pictured had its weak link, intended to break to prevent whale entrapment, broken last week by a passing cruise ship.

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