Entrepreneur, Inventor, Lobster Industry Innovator Byron Andrew Crowe

Byron Andrew Crowe, 87, died peacefully in his summer home at Spruce Head on Nov. 19, 2019. He was born in Mt.Vernon, N.Y. and grew up in Coventry, R.I. He graduated from Dean Academy, Franklin, Mass. in 1949. In 1952 Byron married his first love, Ruth Broome. Together they raised three beautiful children,,. Following Ruth’s passing he met his second love, Betty Leach, spending two decades together .Byron helped revolutionize the lobster industry in Maine with the introduction of the first hydraulic pot haulers and synthetic rope to lobstermen up and down the coast. The Hydro Slave pot Hauler and Hydro Slave power steering units that he designed are still in use around the world. >click to read< 18:36

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