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Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Virgil Richards

Virgil Richards was born on May 22, 1936, in Waldoboro.  He has lived in Friendship since 1940, and his family has lived here for four generations.  He has five siblings, three children, and three grandchildren.  Virgil Richards began lobstering after he got out of the Navy in 1962.  He has been a lobsterman for 42 years, and his grandchildren are his special interest. He describes his boat and equipment, his traps and how he sets and hauls them, how the industry has changed over the years, and memorable experiences.

Jimmy, Dillon Friendship, ME Friendship Museum , Friendship Village School Finding Friendship Oral History Project
James Richards

Jimmy Richards was born on October 16, 1965, and has always lived in Friendship.  He has two sisters, one brother, and two children.  His hobbies include hunting, fishing, coin detecting, and Little League.  James Richards has been a lobsterman for over 30 years and has also done ground fishing and scalloping. In this interview he describes his boat, equipment, traps, bait, and the process of hauling lobsters. He also includes a few memorable experiences.

Jimmy Friendship, ME Friendship Museum , Friendship Village School Finding Friendship Oral History Project
Steven G.

Steven lobsters with his older brother, a junior in high school who owns his own lobster boat. He discusses his job as sternman and all of the details of lobstering on the coast of Maine.

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

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