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Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Stan Simmons

Stan Simmons was born on February 6, 1917.  Now deceased, Stan Simmons was a lobster fisherman for 65 years.  When he was 11 years old, he moved to Friendship from Bremen, Long Island.  He has one adopted child and three grandchildren.  He was a lobsterman for 65 years.  In addition, he was a pilot and spotted fish for purse and stop seiners for seven or eight years.  When he was asked what else he did, he replied, “You name it--everything but deliver babies.”  He served in the Navy for two stints during World War II in the Pacific, where he delivered guerilla fighters to Japanese Islands,

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David Neubig

David Neubig was born on March 29, 1965, and has one brother.  His family has lived in Friendship for five generations.  David Neubig began lobstering in 1981 at the age of 15.  He has lobstered for 22 years.  His other jobs have included being a brick mason, wood cutting, and clamming.  His hobbies include hunting, car racing, bowling, and snowmobiling.  He discusses the differences between lobstering then and 22 years later.  He describes his boat, equipment, traps, and fishing grounds during the summer and fall.

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John Neubig

Johnny Neubig was born on September 18, 1939, and has always lived in Friendship.  His family has lived here for two generations, and he has one sister, two sons, and one grandson.  Now disabled, he was a lobsterman for 31 years, from 1954 until 1985.  He was also a mason and served in the Navy for two years.  His hobbies are stamp collecting, hunting, and making models of boats from scratch.  In the picture, Johnny is knitting a head for a trap.  In this interview he describes his life as a lobsterman and how the equipment has changed over the years.

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Joshua M.

Joshua, a six-grader, has been lobstering with his dad since he was four years old. In his interview he presents a comprehensive picture of fishing for lobsters on the coast of Maine.

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