Lobster Boat https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/ Lobster Boat Proud Captain Captain Bob Sakwa of Fairhaven stands proudly along the starboard side of his lobster boat which is usually moored off Hoppy's Landing south of the West Island Causeway. Capt. Bob boasts that he just put in a "new - used" motor, and that the 80 HP engine gets the job done. He said "I put the motor in myself - to keep low overhead with my costs" https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=184699787 184699787 Hard Work on Board Transferring lobster traps to another lobster boat along the port side. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=184699786 184699786 The Helm This is a classic helm of a Nova-Scotia style New England lobster boat with all it's clutter that has some kind of important function out at sea when laying and hauling out lobster traps. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=184699788 184699788 Idle Traps Lobster traps at the stern of Capt Sakwa's unnamed lobster boat tied up at the landing at Hoppy's this afternoon. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=184699789 184699789 Hard Aground Capt Bob Sakwa tries to get his boat freed from the beach after it ran aground after a mooring came loose during an October storm in 2009. MLBaron file-photo. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=184699785 184699785 A COMMUTE TO WORK - WEST ISLAND STYLE. Captain Sakwa beats the morning traffic in the "HOV" lane early this Saturday morning at 616AM , May 3, 2014 en route to his "office" in the bay to service his lobster traps. He also fishes for conch. His passenger, a gull at the stern keeps a watchful eye for rocks at the low tide. West Island Weather Station at South point Axis Cam. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=192029440 192029440