Photos from Setting Day on Brier and Long Islands, Digby County

Jonathan Riley, Digby Courier jriley@digbycourier.ca
Published on November 28, 2012
Setting Day

Published on 28 November 2012

<p>Captain Harold Graham of Westport sets off fireworks from the Mega Nova on his way by Peters Island on setting day.</p>

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Setting Day

Published on 28 November 2012

<p>Family and friends gather at the Point on Brier Island to watch the rush of boats through the passage on setting day.</p>

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Setting Day

Published on 28 November 2012

<p>Lobster fishermen gather on the Petit Passage ferry for the 4:30 a.m crossing to Tiverton on setting day.</p>

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Setting Day

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<p>Fishermen head up the ferry ramp to board their boats in Tiverton on setting day.</p>

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Setting Day

Published on 28 November 2012

<p>Fishermen head up the ferry ramp to board their boats in Tiverton on setting day.</p>

Photos by Jonathan Riley

Setting Day

Published on 28 November 2012

<p>You’ve got to get out of bed early if you want to watch the boats rush past on setting day at the Point on Brier Island.</p>

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Setting Day

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<p>A line of boats leave Westport and head for St. Mary’s Bay on setting day.</p>

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Setting Day

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<p>Boats loaded with traps pass between the Point on Brier Island and Peter’s Island on their way to St. Mary’s Bay on setting day.</p>

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Setting Day

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<p>Boats loaded with traps head out into the darkness of St. Mary’s Bay to drop their lobster traps on setting day, Tuesday, Nov. 27.</p>

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Setting Day

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<p>While the boats were dumping the first load of traps, crews worked on the Westport to ready the second load.</p>

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Setting Day

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<p>The crew of the Current Plan loads up for their second trip at the Fish Point wharf in Freeport on setting day.</p>

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Published on 28 November 2012

<p>The crew of the Current Plan load traps at the wharf in Freeport for their second trip on setting day.</p>

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Setting Day

Published on 28 November 2012

<p>An anonymous baker dropped off these warm muffins to the South Cove wharf in Freeport while crews load traps for the second trip on setting day.</p>

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Setting Day

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<p>Bradley Crocker on the Georgie Porgie leaves the South Cove wharf in Freeport for his second trip on setting day and waves to his father to make sure he knows he got out ahead of him.</p>

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Setting Day

Published on 28 November 2012

<p>Tim Crocker’s boat the Grace &amp; Madeline II leaves South Cove wharf in Freeport for his second trip on setting day.</p>

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Setting Day

Published on 28 November 2012

<p>Jackie’s Pride heads in to Tiverton while Harold’s Pride heads out the Passage again with a second load of traps for St. Mary’s Bay on setting day.</p>

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Setting Day

Published on 28 November 2012

<p>The Petite Passage ferry stood off the ferry ramp in East Ferry for a few minutes to allow fishermen to load traps on setting day, Tuesday. Nov. 27.</p>

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Setting Day

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<p>A loaded lobster boat skirts some standing waves headed out Petit Passage.</p>

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<p>A loaded lobster boat heads out Petit Passage into St. Mary’s Bay.</p>

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Photos from my travels on setting Day on Brier and Long Islands, Digby County.