The midday sun was beating down on retired fisherman Laddie Whidden and his crew while they worked on a small dory. As they tried to catch mackerel in their mackerel trap, the day was going well until Laddie looked back suddenly and saw that the net was tangled. Laddie went to see what was in the net, and to his surprise there was a 16-foot shark, almost as big as the dory itself, entangled there. Listen to this story to find out what happened to Laddie and the enormous shark.
Interview and story by Linden Jean & Kevin Wilson at Harpswell Coastal Academy, 2015, in collaboration with the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust and producer Galen Koch.