Rhode Island Picture
Rhode Island State Lobster Rearing
Wickford, Rhode Island - 1949
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The Postcard was sent on
August 9, 1949 to Mr. C. Nicolich in Union City, New Jersey. The
message is in Italian; maybe one of my visitors can tell me what
Wickford Lobster Hatchery
began operation in 1898 and remained in operation until 1949/50.
There are currently no lobster hatcheries operating in Rhode
Island, however Professor J. Stanley Cobb of the University of
Rhode Island, (URI) began a project in 1996 to enhance lobster
stocks in Narragansett Bay by providing shelters using
Martha's Vineyard in
Massachusetts still maintains a Lobster Hatchery established in
1949 which is open to visitors.