The Long Haul

“I been here for so many years, I just can’t give it up,” he says. He raises his voice over the whine of the hydraulic hauler that lifts his trap out of Muscongus Bay. After more than nine decades on the water, World War II veteran and Maine-art-lore inheritor John Olson can’t stop trapping lobsters. At 96, Olson is square-shouldered and cowboy-lean, and although he sticks closer to shore than he used to, he still works 250 lobster traps in the waters off Cushing. His 68-year-old son, Sam, one of seven children, hoists the trap over the gunwale. >Photo’s, click to read<14:14

One Response to The Long Haul

  1. Julie Eaton says:

    I just love this story so much!!! This GREAT man could be my Grandpa or for that matter, anyone’s who learned fishing as a child!!!A true American hero and a lobstering legend!! Hope to meet him one day in person!!!

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