As a lobsterman, Josh Audet works long days. As the operator of Perkins Cove Lobster Pound in Ogunquit, he works even longer ones. Six days a week, Audet starts lobstering before dawn. In the early afternoon, he offloads his catch, brings it to the lobster pound and starts his second shift of the day: cooking and delivering steamed lobsters, clams and corn on the cob. Audet, 23, started the lobster pound – in a former garage attached to his grandparents’ house – in 2012. “I’ve always wanted to start a little place just to make a little bit more,” he said. “Because the prices (for lobster) in past years have been really poor.” The lobster pound is open from May to October, and during the summer, Audet sells all the lobsters he catches through the pound. The business uses scooters to deliver the cooked seafood. “They’re easy to get around with traffic – they’re efficient,” Audet said. The scooters are outfitted with coolers to keep the food hot. Audet has six employees, including his mom, Karen, but he often works until 9 p.m. “If I weren’t doing this, I’d still be doing something dealing with lobster,” he said. “I’m always thinking about it.”


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