NEW ENGLAND: Lobster War

What price lobster? So valued are the tasty crustaceans that two U.S. states are in a boiling dispute. Last January a New Hampshire lobsterman was arrested by a Maine patrol boat for fishing north of the rather vague boundary separating the two states' ocean waters. New Hampshire's Governor Meldrim Thomson Jr. promptly hoisted the colors. He suggested that Maine Governor Kenneth Curtis drop the charges. Curtis ignored him, and the lobsterman was convicted and fined.

Then, Maine struck again. Angered that 200 lobster pots had been cut from their moorings, a patrol flagged down New Hampshire Lobsterman Edwin Capone. He...

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