Fishermen’s Archive

The mission of the Fishing Heritage Museum is to capture the personal stories of commercial fishermen with experience in the diverse local fisheries of the recent past. The Museum is organized by community and by types of fishing. We hope that the public will send us stories and artifacts to include in the Museum.

Explore the Museum by clicking on a topic of your choice. You will find video interviews with fishermen, galleries of photos that express the history and life stories of our working waterfronts and the chance to step back in time to see how our communities have changed and adapted.