Carl Simmons | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Carl Simmons

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Location of Interview
Collection Name

Finding Friendship Oral History Project

The Finding Friendship Oral History Project is a joint effort of the Friendship Museum and the Friendship Village School, directed by Sally Merrick, museum volunteer, and Gaylea Hynd, teacher. In 2003-2004 sixth grade students conducted taped interviews of three generations of lobstermen and women, as well as others associated with the lobstering industry. Printed copies of the interviews and CDs of the printed transcripts are available at the Friendship Museum in Friendship, Maine.

principal investigator
Interviewer
Date of Interview
10-20-2003
Transcribers

Peggy Simmons

Transcript
Biographical Sketch

Carl Simmons is the oldest active lobster fisherman in Friendship, and was still lobstering six years after this interview.  He quit school when he was 15 and has been lobstering ever since. When a fire caused significant damage in 2003, he borrowed a boat and continued lobstering all that summer.  He has been lobstering for 65 years.  In addition to fishing, he has been a carpenter and enjoys hunting as a hobby.  He has three children and six grandchildren.  In his interview he discusses his long life as a lobsterman.


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