Portland Harbor lobsterman, wharf owner retires after 75 years hauling traps

Old habits die hard. In David MacVane’s case, they don’t even retire. “I got a built-in clock, I wake at up three o’clock,” MacVane said as he nibbled a breakfast croissant on Oct. 24 at Cia Cafe in the Knightville neighborhood of South Portland. MacVane, 81, is a Cliff Island native, one of three owners of Portland’s Widgery Wharf. He recently retired from a life of lobstering that began when he was 5. “I used to bait the irons when I was a kid. I got seasick every day,” he said. Read the rest here 10:59

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