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Willis Beal, Genesta Beal

In this interview, Willis Beal discusses boat building on Beals Island. He talks about building his shop in 1966 and the process of building boats in the winter and lobster fishing in the summer. He reminisces about the cheaper costs of and working with whatever he could get to make it through.





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Suggested citation: Beal, Willis/Genesta, The Jonesport Historical Society Oral History Interview, Transcribed by Mapping Oceans Stories 2020 class in collaboration with The First Coast, (2006), by Charlie Alley and Bill Plaskon, 17 pages, Maine Sound and Story. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).


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