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Cameron Thompson

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Eugene Greenlaw Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities

In this interview, Eugene Greenlaw describes his life in Lubec, Maine. Greenlaw's first involvement in commercial fishing was working for a sardine factory in Lubec, which he did for 31 years, becoming the plant manager in 1998. He has fished commercially for lobster since in 1972, and fished scallops, sea urchins and herring at different times throughout his career.

Cameron Thompson Lubec, ME University of Maine
William Kirk Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities

William Kirk, born in 1947, lives in Rockland, Maine, and is the first member of his family to work in the fishing industry. He entered the lobstering fishery independently in 1967 to supplement his income from working at a clothing factory in town, and still actively lobsters. Kirk describes a significant increase in the cost of bait and other operating costs since he first started lobstering, lowering his profits despite the rise in prices.

Cameron Thompson Rockland, ME University of Maine
Gary Libby Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities

Interview with Gary Libby of Port Clyde, ME. Libby was born in Thomaston on April 26, 1958. born in Camden. Lives in Port Clyde, ME. Gary has served on shrimp and groundfish Advisory Panels and on a forage fish group as well. He grew up in Thomaston and started digging clams at 12 years of age. His father purchased a groundfish boat and Gary began to work aboard ship. He has also worked in scallops and aboard trip vessels, dragging for groundfish. He worked on deck for a number of years while fishing with his brother.

Cameron Thompson Port Clyde, ME University of Maine
John Phinney Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities

In this interview with seafood buyer John Phinney, he discusses the community of Lubec and his work in the seafood business.

Cameron Thompson Lubec, 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
Richard A. Whitman Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities

Interview with Richard Whitman, born 11/15/1962, in Rockland, Maine. Whitman discusses his experiences in the fishing industry, his background and changes in his coastal community.

Cameron Thompson Rockland, ME University of Maine
Allison Wilson Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities

Interview with Allison Wilson, born January 24, 1931, in Rockland, Maine. In this interview, Wilson discusses aspects of his fishing career and changes in Downeast Maine during his lifetime.

Cameron Thompson Rockland, ME University of Maine
Andy Barstow Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities

Interview with Jim (born September 21, 1943) and Andy Barstow (born December 8, 1969) of Tenants Harbor, ME. As providers of shoreside services and cruises, they offer observations on rules and regulations as well as the challenges of succeeding in business in a small community.

Cameron Thompson Tenants Harbor, ME University of Maine
Jim Barstow Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities

Interview with Jim (born September 21, 1943) and Andy Barstow (born December 8, 1969) of Tenants Harbor, ME. As providers of shoreside services and cruises, they offer observations on rules and regulations as well as the challenges of succeeding in business in a small community.

Cameron Thompson Tenants Harbor, 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