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Sam Ladley

Sam Ladley, who summered on Matinicus, ME, as a child, started to go lobstering with his father and fellow youngsters by the age of 8. Ladley shares stories from his childhood fishing with his family and friends including how he survived a sinking ship accident and how, another time, their boat’s engine broke in a thick fog.





Natalie Springuel

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Natalie Springuel

Suggested citation: Ladley, Sam Oral History Interview, March 1, 2018, by Natalie Springuel, Page #, Maine Sound & Story. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).


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