Penobscot East Resource Center
13 Atlantic Avenue, Stonington
Located in the state’s most active lobstering harbor, where the fishing fleet once was larger and more diverse, Penobscot East Resource Center seeks to restore and secure species diversity and access to fish, working directly with fishermen to manage today’s fisheries for tomorrow’s communities. Inside the center, commercial fishermen can grab a cup of coffee or use computers to check the marine forecast, while visitors can view exhibits about the region’s fisheries heritage and learn about modern management of marine resources.
207.367.2708 | www.penobscoteast.org
Year-round M-F 9-5. Limited Parking. Restrooms.
Events & Activities
For more information on all these events: www.penobscoteast.org
“Lobster Behavior” with Jason Goldstein, 21 June 2012, 6 p.m.
“Tall Tales: Fishermen’s Stories” moderated by Dennis Damon, 12 July 2012, 6 p.m. (upstairs at Fishermen’s Friend Restaurant, Stonington).
Movie Night: Stonington Fishing Shorts, 26 July 2012, 6 p.m.
Third Annual Lobster Buoy Auction, 7 July, 2012. 5-6 p.m. preview, 6-8 p.m. auction (upstairs at Fishermen’s Friend Restaurant).
“Why There are so Many Lobsters?” Rick Wahle, Carl Wilson, Brian Beal, & Ted Ames, 23 August 2012, 6 p.m.
Sources & Links
Maine Folklife Center, “Penobscot Bay Islands” Interviews.
Maine Folklife Center, “Penobscot Bay Fisheries and Industries” Interviews.
Maine Folklife Center, Lynn Franklin Collection:
Interview with Gooden Grant, age 96, about his life as a lobster fisherman and life on Isle Au Haut.
Interview with Andrew Gove, son of Wilbert Gove, about life as a lobster fisherman
Interview with Wilbert Gove about life as a lobster fisherman, weir tender, trawlerman, growing up on coast
Interview with Mrs. Abby Gove about life on Eagle Island at the turn of the century