New Bedford, MA – The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center’s A Day in the Life speaker series continues on Thursday, October 25th at 7:00 p.m. with lobsterman Steve Holler. He will share stories about life as a lobsterman, his hometown, and the changes he has seen during his career.
Steve was born and raised in Houghs Neck located in Quincy. He began fishing at age 14 when his uncle, a former Navy SEAL, saw him standing on the corner, hanging out with his friends. His uncle walked up to him and said, “You aren’t wasting your life on the corner. Tomorrow, you are going fishing.” With that, Steve began his 40-year (and counting!) fishing career with a brief 4 year break working on the Big Dig.
Still based out of Houghs Neck, Steve fishes 800 traps in Boston Harbor and 8 to 10 miles offshore from his boat, November Gale. During the summer, he can be found every Friday and Saturday at Houghs Neck Maritime Center selling fresh caught lobsters directly to his customers. He began to sell direct to the public as a way to remain profitable and continue fishing. He has a loyal following who line up to purchase fresh caught lobsters.
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 exhibits, archives, and programs. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (508) 993-8894.