At 101, Maine woman may be the oldest person in the world still lobstering

Virginia Oliver lobsters her 200 pots in the waters off of Rockland, usually three days a week. Her sea legs aren’t as steady as they used to be, but she might be more at ease on a rocking boat than possibly anywhere else. “They call me the Lobster Lady.” Virginia grew up between the mainland, Rockland, and Andrews Islands, where her family has a home and where her father lobstered and fished for sardines to sell to the local factory. She started lobstering when she was just 8 years old and would go out with her big brother John.  All of her four children lobster, just as her late husband had. What does Virginia like best about lobstering, “being the boss.” She doesn’t go out if she doesn’t want to but she likes the independence life on the water has afforded her and her family. Video,>click to read< 21:19

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