Leif Albertson

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Location of Interview
Collection Name

Voices of the Maine Fishermen's Forum 2018


Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum 2018 is a project of Maine Sea Grant, The First Coast, College of the Atlantic, and the Island Institute, with support from the Maine Fishermen’s Forum Board of Directors.

Date of Interview

Kaitlyn Clark

Biographical Sketch

Leif Albertson is an IT project manager residing in Phippsburg, Maine. His family has a deep-rooted history in commercial fishing in Maine, which influenced his decision to relocate his family to Maine. Albertson is an avid recreational fisherman and owns a fishing boat, which was a gift from his father. He is involved in recreational lobster fishing and holds a commercial license for tuna fishing. Albertson's family members, including cousins, are involved in lobster and shrimp fishing. He has a strong connection to the Sebasco Harbor area, where his grandfather's house is located, and has been actively involved in documenting his family's history in the region. Albertson is committed to providing his daughters with access to the outdoors and hopes that they will return to Maine in the future.

Scope and Content Note
The interview with Leif Albertson provides insights into his family's legacy in commercial fishing, his personal experiences as a recreational fisherman, and his deep ties to the Sebasco Harbor area. Albertson discusses his hopes for his daughters' connection to Maine and emphasizes the importance of access to the outdoors in raising his children. Additionally, he shares his concerns about the local community, including the preservation of the small school in Phippsburg and the impact of change on the area. The interview sheds light on Albertson's commitment to documenting his family history and preserving the rich heritage of the region. Overall, the interview captures Albertson's strong sense of attachment to Maine and his dedication to upholding the traditions and values associated with his family's fishing legacy.

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