Jennie Bichrest

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.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s