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Bob Williams, Diane Williams

Bob Williams, a lobsterman, and his wife, Diane Williams, live in Stonington, ME and first met at the Fishermen’s Forum 38 years ago. They return every year for their anniversary. In the interview, they discuss the rising value of property in their area, their experiences living in coastal Maine, and the changes in the culture and economy of Stonington since the 70s such as the decline of jobs such as quarry work, ice chipping, and factory work.




Galen Koch

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Suggested citation: Williams, B. and D. Williams. (2018). Voices of the Maine Fishermen's Forum 2018. Oral history interview with Bob and Diane Williams, by Galen Koch on March 1, 2018. Maine Sound & Story.


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