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Herbert Carter, Jr.

Herbert Carter Jr., a commercial shellfish harvester from Deer Isle, ME, speaks about the impacts of high levels of soot in the water around Deer Isle caused by mussel dragging. Carter describes his observations during the 64 years he has lived and worked on this coast and his current work to reintroduce mussel beds.





Ela Keegan

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Natalie Springuel

Suggested citation: Carter, Jr., Herbert Oral History Interview, February 28, 2019, by Galen Koch, Page #, Maine Sound & Story. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).


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