The passing of Arthur “Artie” James Odlin – Fisherman, Father of Fishermen, Grand Dad to many

SOUTH PORTLAND – Arthur ‘Artie’ James Odlin died peacefully on Nov. 26, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Artie was born in Sept. 1932 in Cape Elizabeth, the son of Marie Bowden and Charles Odlin. Artie married Dorothy Jordan on Sept. 5, 1953. Together they raised a family of eight children in a loving and noisy home in South Portland.  At the age of 14 Artie began working on Portland’s waterfront. While Artie was primarily a draggerman, he worked in almost every fishery. He lobstered, long-lined for swordfish, shrimped, gill-netted, and purse-seined. Artie was the captain of at least 10 fishing trawlers. [email protected]

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