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Charlie Alley

In this interview, Charlie Alley talks about the history of Jonesport, sounds that could be heard in the town when he was young, and notecards that he created to document the genealogy and important dates of his and other families in the area. He shares about his early days of lobstering, sharing and building boats with other, the death of a lobsterman and how he found the boat he went over in. Alley also discusses changes in the range of offshore, prices of baits, tending traps, and the seasonality of the industry. Alley explains his participation in the co-op and writing his autobiography.

Charlie Alley Session 1 — 10/25/2018






Galen Koch + Ela Keegan + Molly Graham

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Suggested citation: Alley, Charlie, Jonesport & Beals Collection, October 2018, by Galen Koch, # pages, Maine Sound and Story. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).


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