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Collection Details


Collection Name: Life of the Maine Lobsterman Project Interviews
Repository Name: University of Maine. Maine Folklife Center. Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Orono, Maine, United States
Local Identifier: MF 037
URL: http://www.umaine.edu/folklife/mf037.htm
Dates Spanned: 1972-1974
Description: This collection consists of interviews with lobstermen by David Taylor and others conducted during the summer of 1974 for the University of Maine course FO 197. The interviewees discuss lobstering on the Maine coast; the life of a lobster fisherman; clamming; trawling; shad fishing; early history of lobster fishing; lobstering equipment and costs; territoriality; lobstering laws; types of boats; Friendship sloops; and the Maine Lobstermen’s Association.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 19
Broad Subjects: Entertainment and recreation; Industry and Labor; Environment
ASP Subjects: Clamming; Fishing; Fishing boats; Lobster fisheries; Lobster fisheries--Equipment and supplies; Lobster fisheries--Law and legislation; Lobster fishers; Maine; Ocean; Oral history; Shad fishing; Trawls and trawling; United States
Other Subjects: Maine coast; Maine Lobstermen's Association
Collection Code: OHC0000282