Sign In:


PORTLAND PRESS HERALD DARKROOM
Diving for scallops with Jamie Sewell of Warren

/

Helpful tips...

esc button

Use the LEFT / RIGHT keys to navigate the Darkroom

esc button

Use the UP key to show captions

esc button

Use the DOWN key to hide captions

esc button

Use the ESC key to close Darkroom

Find other amazing Darkroom photos below

X
  • Hide
    Diving for scallops with Jamie Sewell of Warren - Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    Jamie Sewell of Warren prepares his boat for scallop diving off the coast of Cushing. Sewell has been diving for scallops and sea urchins for years in what has become a hard industry to earn a living in due to quotas and catch limits.

    Show
  • Hide
    Diving for scallops with Jamie Sewell of Warren - Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    Sewell has been diving for scallops and sea urchins for years in what has become a hard industry to earn a living in.

    Show
  • Hide
    Diving for scallops with Jamie Sewell of Warren - Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    Jason Simmons of Waldoboro helps Sewell slip into his scuba diving suit aboard the Sophie Elizabeth. Sewell, who lost his right arm in a snowmobile accident, uses a prosthetic arm fitted with a part designed for kayaking to hold his netted bag and uses his left hand to fill the bag with scallops.

    Show
  • Hide
    Diving for scallops with Jamie Sewell of Warren - Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    Simmons rinses Sewell's hand with hot water that's nearly 180 degrees before Sewell slides his glove on for a dive.

    Show
  • Hide
    Diving for scallops with Jamie Sewell of Warren - Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    Sewell jumps into the chilly Atlantic off the coast of Cushing in search of scallops.

    Show
  • Hide
    Diving for scallops with Jamie Sewell of Warren - Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    Sewell scuba dives toward the bottom of his boat, the Sophie Elizabeth, to cut a rope that got caught in the propellor while he was diving for scallops off the coast of Cushing.

    Show
  • Hide
    Diving for scallops with Jamie Sewell of Warren - Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    Scallops picked off the ocean floor rest in a tray waiting to be cut.

    Show
  • Hide
    Diving for scallops with Jamie Sewell of Warren - Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    Simmons "cuts" a scallop, a process that is similar to shucking a clam, while tending the boat. Sewell is one of a handful of scuba divers who still scour the ocean floor for the desired ground feeders.

    Show
  • Hide
    Diving for scallops with Jamie Sewell of Warren - Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    Freshly "cut" and washed scallops are poured into a bucket.

    Show
  • Hide
    Diving for scallops with Jamie Sewell of Warren - Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    Sewell looks toward shore after a full day of scuba diving for scallops off the coast of Cushing.

    Show