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Gay Crowley

Gay Crowley, operator of a local bait shop on Beals Island, talks about the ins-and-outs of bait selling. Crowley discusses the process of packaging worms, how she got started in the business, and the problems affecting the worm industry in Maine. Crowley also talks about her local island community, including what she values about it, and what fears she has for the future.






Griffin Pollock; Molly A. Graham

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Suggested citation: Crowley, Gay, The First Coast 2018 Oral History Interview, October 28, 2018, by Galen Koch, 21 pages, Maine Sound and Story. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).


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