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Josh Kane

Josh Kane was born in Bar Harbor and has lived on Mount Desert Island his whole life. Josh talks about lobstering, shrimping, scalloping, and halibut-fishing on Frenchman Bay and the changes he has seen in the Bay’s ecology. Josh also discusses the Bay’s varied uses and the need to share space on the water. This interview includes a brief moment of Giulia Cardoso explaining a local name for Bald Porcupine Island.






Katie Culp

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Galen Koch

Suggested citation: Kane, Josh, Frenchman Bay Oral History Project, June 22nd, 2023, by Camden Hunt, 22 pages, Maine Sound and Story. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).


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