James Richards | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

James Richards

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Location of Interview
Collection Name

Finding Friendship Oral History Project

The Finding Friendship Oral History Project is a joint effort of the Friendship Museum and the Friendship Village School, directed by Sally Merrick, museum volunteer, and Gaylea Hynd, teacher. In 2003-2004 sixth grade students conducted taped interviews of three generations of lobstermen and women, as well as others associated with the lobstering industry. Printed copies of the interviews and CDs of the printed transcripts are available at the Friendship Museum in Friendship, Maine.

principal investigator
Interviewer
Date of Interview
10-01-2003
Transcribers

Jimmy

Transcript
Biographical Sketch

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.


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