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Brenda Thomas

Brenda Thomas, a former schooner boat captain from Rockland, ME, sails traditionally on national historic landmark schooners such as the S/V Isaac Evans. Thomas, as someone who has spent two decades on the water, speaks about her spectrum of positive and negative experiences of fishermen interacting with the boating communities. She discusses the consistent financial support tourism boat businesses such as hers provide to the lobster industry, the actions she has taken to make sure she does not jeopardize fishermen’s gear, and the coexistence of two groups of people trying to make a living in a similar manner, the fishermen and the tourism boats.





Molly Graham

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Natalie Springuel

Suggested citation: Thomas, Brenda Oral History Interview, March 3, 2018, by Natalie Springuel Page #, Maine Sound & Story. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).


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