Gilbert Simmons | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Gilbert 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
11-12-2005
Transcribers

Priscilla Simmons

Transcript
Biographical Sketch

Gilbert Simmons was born on November 25, 1949, and has always lived in Friendship.  He is a lobster fisherman who builds lobster fishing boats in he off-season.  He began building boats in 1984.  He completes two or three boats from December to June.  He buys the fiberglass hulls from suppliers along the Maine coast and completes and outfits them. He describes the process and discusses changes in the industry over 20 years.  He and his wife Sharon have two children, Jason and Ellen, and one grandchild.  When he is not working, he enjoys hunting and playing.


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