Robert Ridgewell, 74, a salty fisherman until his final few days

Robert Ridgewell surely had saltwater pumping through his veins. A salty lobsterman from Phippsburg, Mr. Ridgewell was 10 when he began fishing on his father’s boat in Portland. He lobstered during the summers and fished during winters. And for the next 64 years, he dedicated his life to doing what he loved – fishing. He died unexpectedly on May 2. He was 74. “He was a fisherman,” said a soft-spoken Laura Ridgewell, his wife of 50 years. “He was always at sea. It’s where he was happiest.” Read the rest here 09:33

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