University of Maine
|Interviewee||Collection Sort descending||Description||Interviewer||Date of Interview||Location of Interview||Affiliation|
|Doug Anderson||Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities||
Douglas Anderson Jr. was born in 1948, in Rockland, Maine, and has spent his entire life in Port Clyde, Maine, where he currently resides. He comes from a long line of fishermen, with both his mother's and father's sides of the family deeply involved in the fishing industry. His father was contracted to build a herring plant in Port Clyde in the 1940s, and Douglas was introduced to the fishing lifestyle at a young age, much like a child growing up on a farm. His heritage and early exposure to the industry led him to pursue a career in fishing, which he has thoroughly enjoyed.
|Anna Henry||Port Clyde, ME||University of Maine|
|John Phinney||Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities||
John Phinney, born in 1967 in Utah, has spent most of his life in Lubec, Maine. His family has a long history in the seafood industry, with his father working as a fish buyer, coordinating with boats and processing plants. In the mid-70s, his family started a business on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, which they sold in the mid-80s to move to Lubec. After serving in the military for six years, Phinney took over the family business in 1998, renaming it Phinney Fisheries.
|Cameron Thompson||Lubec, ME||University of Maine|
|Andy and Jim Barstow||Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities||
Jim Barstow, born on September 21, 1943, in St. Louis, Missouri, during the Second World War, has spent most of his life in St. George, Maine. He moved to Maine in 1972 and has been living there ever since, drawn by the community and his childhood friends. Jim's entrepreneurial spirit led him to purchase and renovate the Ocean House Hotel, followed by the Seaside Inn, and eventually the Monhegan Boat Line in 1976. His family, particularly on his mother's side, hails from Pennsylvania and New York State, where they are primarily farmers.
|Cameron Thompson||Tenants Harbor, ME||University of Maine|
|Dana Rice||Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities||
Dana Rice, born in 1948, is a former groundfisherman from Birch Harbor, Maine. He began his fishing career in 1957, tub trawling with his family. Rice describes the fishing community of his time as subsistence living, with most families making enough to live comfortably but not able to accumulate much in savings. Groundfishing was only a small part of Rice's income, making up less than ten percent before he left the fishery in 1982.
|Sara Randall||Birch Harbor, ME||University of Maine|
|Richard Bridges||Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities||
Richard Bridges is a seasoned commercial fisherman from Stonington, Maine. He began his fishing career at a young age, setting 150 traps when he was just seven years old, alongside his best friend who was eight at the time. His family, originally from Swan's Island, moved to Connecticut for work during the war but returned to Maine when Bridges was born, believing it was a better place for a boy to grow up. Bridges started groundfishing commercially in 1964, and gill-netted out of Stonington from 1974 until 1984.
|Sara Randall, Mike Kersula||Stonington, ME||University of Maine|
|Glenn Robbins||Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities||
Glenn Robbins was born in January of 1947 in Castine, Maine. In this interview, he discusses his work teaching industrial arts and as a commercial fisherman. He has been fishing commercially since 1978.
|Cameron Thompson||Eliot, ME||University of Maine|
|Benjamin Crocker, Sr.||Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities||
Born in Machias Port in 1935, Benjamin "Benny" Crocker, Sr. fished along the Maine coast much of his life. He took part in the lobster fishery and also dragged for groundfish. In the interview, he recalls fish prices, locations where he fished, various boats he owned and how he lived and worked during those years.
|Sara Randall||Tenants Harbor, ME||University of Maine|
|Stanley Sargent||Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities||
Interview with Maine fisherman Stanley Sargent. Sargent was born on March 11, 1965 in Stonington, ME and lived in Millbridge at the time of the interview. He started commercial fishing in 1972.
|Sara Randall||Milbridge, ME||University of Maine|
|Howie Edwards||Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities||
Interview with Howie Edwards, who was born in Rockland, Maine. In this oral history interview, he describes changes in the community of Rockland as well as the canning industry.
|Cameron Thompson||Rockland, ME||University of Maine|
|Clifford D. West||Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities||
Clifford D. West, born on December 23, 1942, in Steuben, is a seasoned commercial fisherman who began his career at the tender age of ten in 1954. He comes from a lineage of fishermen, with both his father and grandfather involved in the industry. Clifford's family, including his wife, who hails from a fishing family in Milbridge, has been instrumental in his fishing business. He has three children, none of whom are involved in fishing.
|Sara Randall||Steuben, ME||University of Maine|