People’s Archive of Rural Nova Scotia

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Lobster Fishers of Ballantyne’s Cove – Bata Mairi

Oct 22, 2017 | Land & Sea

Bata Mairi

Melissa MacLellan, Dan MacLellan

Vessel Name: Bata Mairi

Age of boat: 4 years

Reason for name: “It’s Gaelic for ‘Mary’s Boat’ and named after my niece.

Berth: Past the lighthouse

Licence obtained from: His uncle, Hugh MacGillivray

29 years fishing

16 with his own gear

4 years fishing

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