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Sonny Beal

Sonny Beal, a lobsterman on Beals Island, discusses his work with the greater lobstering community. Beal talks about the Lobstering Union, the Jonesport-Beals Co-op, and the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative. Beal also mentions the fluctuating tensions surrounding the Union, the survival potential of the industry, and other work he has been involved in through the years.






Griffin Pollock, Elle Gilchrist, Galen Koch

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Suggested citation: Beal, Sonny, The First Coast 2018 Oral History Interview, (October 2018), by Galen Koch, 23 pages, Maine Sound and Story. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).


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