Peter Miller has been fishing since he was 10 years old, on a rowboat with ten traps. More than 4 decades later, he’s still fishing—this time, out of Tenants Harbor, on a real lobster boat named Sashe – 1962. It was the name of his dad’s boat, with each letter representing the names of the women in Peter’s family.
Lobstering is a family business for the Millers, but one of recent vintage: Peter’s dad was a teacher, born and raised in New Jersey, who fished summers. He went full time in the last 10 to 15 years, and he wasn’t alone—Peter has 3 brothers, 2 nephews and 1 son who fish.
Peter fishes year-round, and though it’s not the carefree fun he had at 10, he works hard every day and enjoys the reward of independence—and the lobster itself.
Peter’s favorite way to eat it? New shell with fresh garden vegetables.
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