CapeCodOnline: The sinking of 2 lobster boats [in Friendship, Maine on Monday, May 7] is rekindling memories of hostilities among lobstermen 2 years ago that led to a near-fatal shooting, boats being sunk and a barrage of lobster trap vandalism along Maine’s lobster-rich coast.

Someone this week sabotaged 2 lobster boats, allowing them to drift free and flood with water before washing ashore in this postcard-pretty harbor. The dispute has shone a light on the unwritten rules of the sea, where fishermen often take matters into their own hands to settle grudges.

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