When John Gould wrote ''WHOOPS!'' midway in last Friday's piece (''In summer, you can't get near the place''), we didn't know he spoke for us. If you're a Gould clipper, snip the bottom three lines of the second column and paste in these two:

Until just recently, lobstermen who give up fishing in the cold months used to leave their boats to winter.

Apologies to all, including John, in whose prose a mistake can make a difference.

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