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Paul Molyneaux: A Doryman’s Reflection

September 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Maine Sardine Council Collection, LB1998.12.973

Thursday, September 7, 7pm
Visitors Center, 2 Church St.
Cost: Free

What happens when the oceans are emptied of all their fish? What happens when three hundred years of human knowledge and expertise disappear before the onslaught of the technology-driven world? Author and fisherman Paul Molyneaux will answer these questions during our speaker’s series on September 7 at 7pm in the Museum Admissions Center at 2 Church Street.

Molyneaux wrote The Doryman’s Reflection, an account of what transpired in the New England fisheries over the past half century, as told by the people who lived it, including Molyneaux himself. Fishermen survive as relics, the last hunter-gatherers among us. Their boats, crammed with ropes and nets, carry the mystique of a nearly forgotten world ruled by the elements. Molyneaux as a young man journeyed to Maine with no experience and a dream of working on a boat. This is the story of his apprenticeship with Bernard Raynes, one of Maine’s last independent commercial fishermen. Originally published in 2005, the book has been thoroughly updated to cover the events of the past ten years.

For more information, please call 207-548-2529.


September 7, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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PMM Visitors Center
2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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