New Bedford, MA – The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center’s A Day in the Life speaker series continues on Thursday, May 25th at 7:00 p.m. with Captain Lou Lagace, owner of the deep sea clammer F/V Mariette.
Lou Lagace was born in Fall River and was the first in his family to go commercial fishing. In his late 20s, he was hired as a deck hand on a friend’s 40 foot clam boat. This experience was the beginning of 40+ years in the industry, first as a deck hand, then captain, and finally owner. His family has joined him at sea in different ways – his vessel is named for his mother and his son, Alexander “Zan” Lagace, grew up fishing with him. Lou will share his story, the ins and outs of the clam fishery, and his work overseeing his vessel operations while Zan captains the F/V Mariette.
Admission to A Day in the Life is free for members; $5 for non-members. The Center is handicap accessible through the parking lot entrance. Free off-street parking available. The Center is located at 38 Bethel Street in New Bedford’s historic downtown.
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the commercial fishing industry past, present, and future through archives, exhibits, and programs. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (508) 993-8894.