Call for water workers’ tales

Nov 02, 2013
Stefanie Alley, lobster fisherman and poet from Islesford, will be back on the mainland for the fourth Working on the Water gathering.

Rockland — Gordon Bok will host the fourth presentation of Working on the Water, a gathering of fishermen and mariners, Saturday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum at Sharp's Point South, 75 Mechanic St.

Men and women who work or have worked on the water will share their experiences through original songs, stories, and poetry. Patterned after the highly successful West coast Fisherpoet’s Gathering, this event has been so well received it has spawned a similar event in Portland hosted by the Maine Maritime Museum.

On hand again will be poet-lobsterman Stefanie Alley from Islesford, as well as local storytellers Jim Sharp, Bob Bernstein and Brian Robbins. This year’s event also will include a time for mariners and fishermen in the audience to offer a brief experience of their own. Anyone who wishes to be included in that portion should contact Kathy Pease of Bok’s office at 236-2707 or

Admission will be $5, free younger than 12. For more information, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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