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Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Wayne Havener

Wayne Havener was born on November 17, 1929, and has always lived in Friendship.  His family has lived in Friendship for three generations, and he has three children and six grandchildren.  He served in the Coast Guard for three years and has been a
lobsterman for 54 years.  His hobbies are reading and watching baseball games.  He discusses his boat, trap setting and hauling, and how lobstering has changed over the years.  He also describes a near-death experience while lobstering.

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Dillon R.

Dillon has had a junior lobster license since he was six years old but didn't go out by himself until he was nine or ten. As a six-grader, he fishes in an 18-foot boat and sets 100-150 traps. In his interview he describes his gear and what he does when he goes lobstering.

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Gordon Murphy

Gordon Murphy was born on November 23, 1931, and has always lived in Friendship.  His family has lived here for at least five generations. He has four children and seven grandchildren.  Now retired, he was a lobster fisherman from the time he was in the
seventh grade.  The focus of his life is his love of the Lord and his church.  Gordon Murphy's family has lived in Friendship for at least five generations.  He describes his boat, gear, bait, and the process of setting traps and hauling lobsters.

Douglas Friendship, ME Friendship Museum , Friendship Village School Finding Friendship Oral History Project
Andrew Havener

Andrew Havener was born on September 30, 1979, and has lived in Friendship all of his life. His family has lived here for at least five generations. He is married and has one brother and one sister. Andrew has been a lobsterman for twelve years and enjoys playing baseball and basketball. Havener is a fourth-generation lobsterman and began lobstering when he was 13 years old in his skiff. He bought a lobster boat when he was 22, after he got out of college.He uses his great-grandfather's buoy color and trap number.

Douglas Friendship, ME Friendship Museum , Friendship Village School Finding Friendship Oral History Project

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