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.
Wayne Havener was born on November 17, 1929, and has always lived in Friendship. His family has lived in Friendship for three generations, and he has three children and six grandchildren. He served in the Coast Guard for three years and has been a
lobsterman for 54 years. His hobbies are reading and watching baseball games. He discusses his boat, trap setting and hauling, and how lobstering has changed over the years. He also describes a near-death experience while lobstering.
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