Virgil Richards | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Virgil 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
09-29-2003
Transcribers

Eleanor Barlow

Transcript
Biographical Sketch

Virgil Richards was born on May 22, 1936, in Waldoboro.  He has lived in Friendship since 1940, and his family has lived here for four generations.  He has five siblings, three children, and three grandchildren.  Virgil Richards began lobstering after he got out of the Navy in 1962.  He has been a lobsterman for 42 years, and his grandchildren are his special interest. He describes his boat and equipment, his traps and how he sets and hauls them, how the industry has changed over the years, and memorable experiences.


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