At a small gas dock in a rock-lined cove on Deer Isle, Maine, there's a new captain fueling up. Genevieve Kurilec, 29, wears a tank top, orange fishing overalls and lobster buoy earrings.
Kurilec's vessel, Hello Darling, is a small lobster boat with a standup center console. Kurilec still remembers the first day she came out here last year, as the captain of her own boat.
"It was the most exciting day of my life that I can remember in near times. It's something I worked towards for six years," Kurilec says. "I was definitely nervous the first few times I came out. Now I love it."