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Strife besets island with one way of life

Keith Simmonds suspects other lobstermen of sinking his lobster boat last week off Owls Head in Maine. Keith Simmonds suspects other lobstermen of sinking his lobster boat last week off Owls Head in Maine. (Linda Coan O’Kresik for The Boston Globe)
By Jenna Russell
Globe Staff / August 11, 2009

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MATINICUS, Maine - For generations, lobstermen here have defended their territory against encroachment, cutting the traps of those who came too close. The warnings usually worked, and escalating conflicts, with yelling or fistfights, were rare. Until now. (Full article: 1092 words)

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