Coastal Conversations 7/24/15

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Maine coastal and ocean issues

Program Topic: History, Culture, and Heritage of the Lobster Industry in Maine

Key Discussion Points:
History of the industry in Maine, including readings from “The Maine Lobster Industry: A History of Culture, Conservation and Commerce” by Cathy Billings
History of the industry on Cranberry Isles, the formation of the Co-op, and the current exhibit at Isleford
HIstorica Museum: “Boats and Buoys: Lobstering on Little Cranberry Island”
Poetry and writing about lobstering and the heritage of the industry

Guests:
Cathy Billings, author of “The Maine Lobster Industry: A History of Culture, Conservation and Commerce;” and Associate Director at the Lobster Institute
Retired Lobsterman from Isleford, Jim Bright
Rosamond Rea, project manager of the “Boats and Buoys: Lobstering on Little Cranberry Island” exhibit at Isleford Historical Museum

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