Growing up on the Harpswell shoreline inspired Jennie Bichrest to join the fishing industry as a lobsterman and bait shop owner. She stayed working in the fishing industry until the state took away her license. Playing pranks with friends and joking around, there was never a dull moment. During her whole experience lobstering, only once did Jennie face unfair treatment by a male peer lobsterman.
Listen to Jennie discuss fondly her unique experiences growing up as a woman in the lobster fishing industry.
Interview and story by Gabrielle Leeman at Harpswell Coastal Academy, 2016, in collaboration with the Holbrook Community Foundation and Galen Koch.