Lobster tales and lobster facts featured in two new local books
The Weekly Packet|11/26/2020
Andrew Gove’s memoir and the Roops’ new ABC
Andrew Gove

STONINGTON—Lobsters and lobstering connect two new books from Penobscot Books this holiday season.

Andrew Gove, a legend along the Maine coast, started writing down his stories more than a decade ago and kept up the work right up until he died at age 90 in June 2020. Reading The Life of a Maine Lobsterman—82 Years on the Water is like sitting at his kitchen table overlooking Stonington Harbor as he tells you his stories. And stories there be in this memoir—of growing up on Eagle Island in a large extended family, his earliest days of lobstering, flying a two-seater Cessna, participating in the lobster boat races up and down the coast, and more.

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