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Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Harley Wallace

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.

Suzanne, Kristy Friendship, ME Friendship Museum , Friendship Village School Finding Friendship Oral History Project
Alfred Simmons

Alfred “Buddy” Simmons was born on August 6, 1926, and lived in Friendship his entire life. He was a lobster fisherman for 65 years and was interviewed a few months before he died.  He passed away on February 9, 2004, and is survived by his wife Dorothy, five daughters, and 11 grandchildren. His only son died in a car accident when he was a teenager.  Buddy was a lobsterman for 65 years.  He also served in the Merchant Marine. He describes using wooden traps and glass toggles and how lobstering has changed over the years.

Kristy, Suzanne Friendship, ME Friendship Museum , Friendship Village School Finding Friendship Oral History Project

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