Henry Thompson | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Henry Thompson

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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
10-10-2003
Transcribers

Caleb
Sally Merrick

Transcript
Biographical Sketch

Henry Thompson was born on October 7, 1947, and has lived in Friendship all of his life.  His family has lived here for three generations.  He has two children and eight grandchildren.  Henry Thompson was a lobster buyer for 30 years and at the time of the interview has been lobstering for 10 years.  His hobby is metal detecting.  The interview focuses on his years as a lobster fisherman.  He describes his boat, gear, traps, and the day-to-day routine of lobstering.  He also discusses some of the problems he has encountered while lobstering.


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