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Rustin Taylor

Rustin Taylor describes his experiences as an glass eel fisherman and his perception of changes in Frenchman Bay’s seasonal climate. He shares a story about his father fishing for smelt on bay ice during the winter, comments on winter weather patterns, tells of an experience moving elvers across a dam, and considers the collapse of Bar Harbor’s soft shell clam fishery.






Tiegan Paulson

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Galen Koch

Suggested citation: Taylor, Rustin, Mapping Ocean Stories 2023 Oral History Interview, April 18, 2023, by Tiegan Paulson, 16 pages, Maine Sound & Story. Online: [Insert URL] (Last Accessed: Insert Date).


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