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It was 5 a.m. on a foggy August morning, and my crew and I were leaving Owls Head Harbor to haul lobster for the day. Before we left the harbor, I saw the clear reflection of the American Eagle’s masts in the water and Monroe Island rising out of the fog bank behind her. Schooners are a familiar sight in Owls Head Harbor, but on this particular morning, the American Eagle looked especially unique.

I love working on the water and sharing what I see through my photography. The best shots of the day are usually in the early morning, like this one, when the light is just coming up over the horizon.

Micah Philbrook is a year-round, fourth-generation lobsterman from Owls Head who works on his own boat, Claire Elizabeth. Follow him on Instagram @micahmphilbrook.