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Toby Stephenson

Toby Stephenson, a College of the Atlantic alum from 1998, has spent many years on the waters from Frenchman Bay, from working on whale watch vessels to being the Director of Marine Operations at COA since 2011. Toby also discusses his time spent working with Allied Whale and at the whale museum in Downtown Bar Harbor. Toby highlights ecological changes he has witnessed in his time on the water and his thoughts on the future dynamics at play within the Bay.






Katie Culp

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Galen Koch

Suggested citation: Stephenson, Toby, Frenchman Bay Oral History Project, June 27th, 2023, by Katie Culp, 25 pages, Maine Sound and Story. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).


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