Tending the traps

Chatham

Chatham boat owner John Miller steers the 40-foot Judi-Lin from trap to trap, and Tom Marshall hauls each trap, clears it of whatever life it has attracted, baits it and returns it to the bottom. Lobstermen often keep the prime haddock or cod that wander into a pot, but the toothy and aggressive wolffish is too troublesome to have onboard.