At 101, she’s still hauling Maine lobsters with no plans to stop

Had to share this one… awesome woman!

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By Patrick Whittle and Robert F. BukatyAssociated PressView Comments2:072:07https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.480.1_en.html#goog_147814579

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — When Virginia Oliver startedtrapping lobster off Maine’s rocky coast,World War II was more than a decade in the future, the electronic traffic signal was a recent invention and few women wereharvesting lobsters.

Nearly a century later, at age 101, she’s still doing it. The oldest lobster fisher in the state and possibly the oldest one in the world, Oliver still faithfully tends to her traps off Rockland, Maine, with her 78-year-old son Max.

Oliver started trapping lobsters at age 8, and these days she catches them using a boat that once belonged to her late husband and bears her own name, the “Virginia.” She said she has no intention to stop, but she is concerned about the health of Maine’s lobster population, which she said is subject to heavy fishing pressure…

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