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    Tommy Keister hauls alewives from the waters of the Sebasticook River in Benton on Friday. The fisherman have been forced to the west side of the stream due to a broken turbine in the hydro-electric dam making the fishing much more difficult and labor intensive.

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    Tommy Keister, left, Ernie Wallace, center, and Brandon Simmons, right, haul alewives by the net load from the waters of the Sebasticook River in Benton on Friday.

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    Ernie Wallace, left, and Tommy Keister haul alewives from the Sebasticook River in Benton on Thursday. The fisherman sell the alewives as bait to other lobstermen on the coast.

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    Alewives arrive at the headwaters of Seven Mile Stream at the dam on Webber Pond in Vassalboro.

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    Larry Wellman, left, and Brandon Olsen harvest alewives at the headwaters of Seven Mile Stream at the dam on Webber Pond in Vassalboro. The men collected several crates of the migrating fish that is selling for approximately $70 each as lobster bait.

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    An alewife breaches Seven Mile Stream at the headwaters beneath the dam on Webber Pond in Vassalboro.

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    Ernie Wallace, left, Tommy Keister, center, and Brandon Simmons, right, trap a school of alewives in a make-shift holding pool in the Sebasticook River in Benton on Friday. The fisherman have been forced to the west side of the stream because of a broken turbine in the hydro-electric dam, making the fishing much more difficult.

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    Tommy Keister, left, Brandon Simmons, center, and Ernie Wallace, right, carry a crate of alewives up the steep embankment of the Sebasticook River in Benton on Friday.

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    Ernie Wallace fishes for alewives in the Sebasticook River in Benton on Friday.

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    Brandon Simmons sets up crates to hold alewives in the Sebasticook River in Benton on Friday.

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    Tommy Keister sets up crates to store alewives in the waters of the Sebasticook River in Benton on Friday.

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