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Elmer Hoffses

Elmer Hoffses tells a story about the boats in the harbor freezing during winter and the Coast Guard’s attempts to get them out. He then goes on to talk about Guy Peabody taking a car driving at night and Uncle Bob taking charge of a cargo boat that had been abandoned. The tape ends with short conversations and jokes between unknown men about buying a house, carpenters, lobstering, traps, cooking, etc.






Molly Tucker, Ela Keegan

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Suggested citation: Hoffses, Elmer, The Beals Heritage Museum Oral History Interview, Transcribed by Mapping Oceans Stories 2020 class in collaboration with The First Coast, (1968), by unknown, X pages, Maine Sound and Story. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).


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