North shore coastal communities on Prince Edward Island are a flurry of activity these days as fishers prepare for the lobster season. During our recent visit to Northport, we stopped at the wharf where fishers have been busy preparing their lobster traps.
The wharf was lined with the traps and buoys; everything looks ready to go.
The traps sink in the water because of two concrete slabs held in place at the bottom of the cage.
A boat with its traps loaded aboard at the beginning of the season lies low in the water, as we saw last April on setting day, the first day of the season.
The ice is offshore but remnants linger in the boat pond inside the breakwater/wharf.
Here, the boats are slowly being returned after the winter ashore. Google maps shows the pond inside the unusual wharf, middle left.
On an island off-shore, the former Cascumpec lighthouse still stands. It has been decommissioned and is privately owned today.
On shore, near the wharf is the range light which still guides boaters home.
Next week it will be an important part of the life of the community.