Crossing the Bar: Captain Roswell P. Staples, of Rockland, Maine

obit%20pic%20Staples%20RoswellBorn at Deer Isle, March 11, 1934, he was the son of Chester B. and Dora Staples. After moving to Rockland with his family at a young age, Paul attended local schools. In 1950 he began fishing aboard the FV St. George out of Rockland, working aboard that vessel until he entered the U.S. Navy. A Korean War veteran, Paul served with the Navy from 1951 to 1955. Returning to Rockland, he resumed his career as a commercial fisherman, aboard National Sea Products vessels until the closing of that plant. Beginning in November of 1969, he spent nine months aboard a research ship, sailing between Antarctica and Punta Arenas, Chile. Sept. 22, 1970, he married Mildred E. Harvey Dodge in Rockland. In 1971, Paul earned his 1st Mate License and in 1974, his Master Captains License. He later worked aboard vessels out of Boston and Alaska, retiring from the sea in 1993. Read the rest here 22:19