People’s Archive of Rural Nova Scotia

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Lobster Fishers of Ballantyne’s Cove – Jessica Leigh

Oct 22, 2017 | Land & Sea

Jessica Leigh

Carroll Adams, Keith Adams, TJ McFadden, Jeremy Landry

Vessel name: Jessica Leigh

Age of boat: 56 years

Reason for name: It came with the boat; it’s bad luck to change a name.

Berth: Halfway between the Cape and Morristown

Obtained licence from: Christopher Murphy – a man that fought in two World Wars

58 years fishing

52 with his own gear

44 years fishing

12 years fishing

1st year fishing lobster

For more information on this project, click here.

Photos – Cassie MacGillivray and Kathryn Collicott

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