Shawn | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Bernard and Marie Wallace

Bernard Wallace was born on December 3, 1929.  For 17 years he lived on Friendship, Long Island.  He has two sons and four grandchildren.  His father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were also lobstermen, as are his two sons.  Now retired, he was a lobsterman for 60 years.  In addition to describing his boat, gear, and the daily routine of a lobsterman, he also recounts a particularly harrowing experience when the boat went up on the rocks.  For 17 years he and his wife lived on Friendship Long Island.

Steven, Shawn Friendship, ME Friendship Museum , Friendship Village School Finding Friendship Oral History Project
Winfield Lash

Winnie Lash was born on July 5, 1918, and has lived in Friendship nearly all of his life. He and his wife Barbara have been married for 63 years and have seven children, 17 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. After working at the Camden Shipbuilding Company and Bath Ironworks, he worked at the W. S. Carter Boat Yard, which was owned by his uncle, Scott Carter. When his uncle died in 1946, he and Charles Sylvester bought the yard. Two years later, Sylvester sold his share to Winnie’s brother Douglas, and the yard became known as Lash Brothers.

Shawn, Steven Friendship, ME Friendship Museum , Friendship Village School Finding Friendship Oral History Project

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