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Christina Lemieux

About Christina Lemieux

Christina Lemieux Oragano grew up in Cutler, Maine, where her family have been in the lobster industry for four generations. She worked as a stern'man' on her father's boat for ten summers before graduating from college and beginning a career in advertising. While her job has taken her from Maine to San Francisco, New York and then to London, she has remained committed and connected to the Maine lobster industry. Her blogging, book writing, and experimentation with lobster recipes are testimony to her devotion to America's favorite crustacean.

Don’t say ‘pig’ on boat…and 4 other odd lobster fishing superstitions.

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Fishermen are known for their superstitions and lobster fishermen are no different from the rest. Maine lobster fishing superstitions differ from harbor to harbor but when I researched them for my book I found five common themes. 1. Some lobster fishermen won’t paint their boats blue, believing that a blue boat brings bad luck. 2. Other lobster fishermen won’t […]

What’s the craziest question YOU’VE been asked about lobster fishing?

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Maine is a unique state.  Lobster fishing is a unique occupation.  In the summer months, tourists flock to Vacationland, eager to eat lobster in the rough and learn about our way of life. I grew up working as a sternman on my father’s lobster boat and conversations with tourists were a common and often entertaining addition to the […]