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.
Harley Wallace was born on May 21, 1951, and has lived in Friendship, Maine all of his life. His family has lived here for four generations. He has two children and one grandchild. Harley Wallace began lobstering when he was six years old and has been lobstering for 46 years, following a family tradition of four generations. He has performed just about every laboring job except raking blueberries and digging potatoes. His hobbies include hunting and fishing. In his interview he describes his boat, equipment, traps, toggles, etc. and the typical daily routine of a lobster fisherman.
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