Wiscasset waterfront: Lobster fisherman Terry Ashton

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 8:45am

In Wiscasset harbor Saturday morning, the Wiscasset Newspaper found Terry Ashton, 44, of Wiscasset and Boothbay doing what he’s been doing since he was 11: Going fishing for lobster.

He used a skiff then; now, the 29-foot Osmond Top-Notch. His late father Charles Ashton had it built in 1994. On Saturday, as the frosty morning warmed into a sunny day, Terry Ashton’s girlfriend of 21 years, Maria Mcguiggan of Wiscasset, lowered loads of the bait, menhaden, or pogies, to Ashton on the dock.

The couple’s dogs, Dace and Puck, moved about dock, deck and ramp

“It’s warm now,” Ashton observed as he and McGuiggan prepared to head out with the dogs to work on the water.