Stonington, ME | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Stonington, ME

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Richard Bridges Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities

Stonington native Richard Bridges describes his fishing career in this interview. Bridges began groundfishing commercially in 1964 and gill-netted out of Stonington from 1974 until 1984. Interview contains descriptions of life in Stonington during the Second World War, groundfish fishing techniques, fishing equipment, market prices and species that he would regularly encounter.

Sara Randall, Mike Kersula Stonington, ME University of Maine
John Williams Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities

Interview with fisherman John Williams.  In this interview, he discusses his career fishing for groundfish and lobsters out of Stonington, Maine.

Mike Kersula Stonington, ME University of Maine
Steve Robbins Ellsworth High School - Maine

Steve Robbins has been a lobster fisherman for fifty-two years. He discusses the dangers of fishing, the equipment needed in fishing, the involvement in the lobster coop, and the sense of freedom fishing gives to him.

Caitlin Wood, Lucy Weed-Eaton, Louis Williams Stonington, ME NOAA/NMFS Local Fisheries Knowledge Pilot Project
Diane Williams Oral Histories from the New England Fisheries

Diane is the wife of a lobsterman.  She speaks about how regulations are impacting her family.

Project Leaders: Lisa L. Colburn and Kate E. Yentes
Date Collection Completed: On going
Location: www.voices.nmfs.noaa.gov
Geographic Location: Locations across New England

Lisa Colburn , Amy Gerber Stonington, ME NOAA Fisheries