Edward A. Myers Papers
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The papers of an aquaculturist and conservationist. The collection includes articles by and about Edward A. Myers. Included are copies of two of his sermons delivered at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle, Maine and two versions of a play performed in lieu of a sermon at the Second Congregational Church. Included also is a speech delivered at Colby College at the Centenary of Edward Arlington Robinson's birth; correspondence with Robert S. Jones, Director of the Marine Laboratory at the University of Guam; copies of several letters to the editor; and a copy of his petition for suspension of increased general commodity rates filed by American Airlines before the Civil Aeronautics Board. Included also are two copies of a phonodisc (45 rpm : Darlene Music 695B (X4KM-0983) titled Litany for a lobster: music to eat lobster by which was created for the Pine Tree Society for Children and Adults for use at a clambake during an annual meeting in Boston.
- Myers, Edward A., 1917-2002 (Person)
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Edward A. Myers was born in 1917. He received an A.B. in Philosophy at Princeton University in 1938. He received an honorary Doctor of Business Administration in 1961 at Portland University. For many years Myers was the author of the witty All At Sea, his monthly column in Working Waterfront. He also wrote for National Fisherman, and pioneered the business of shipping lobsters around the country. In 1949 he established Saltwater Farm Inc. in Damariscotta, Maine. He also owned a seafood restaurant, Saltwater Farm Pier, in Damariscotta. In 1969 he became assistant to the director of the Darling Center at the University of Maine. Later in life he started Abandoned Farm, North America's first mussel aquaculture venture, located in Walpole on the Damariscotta River. He helped write many of the state's early aquaculture laws and was granted the first aquaculture lease in Maine. When not on the water Myers was active in social concerns, including Citizens Opposing Nuclear Arms (CONA) and acting as a lay preacher to prisoners in the Maine State Prison. Edward Myers passed away in 2002 at age 85.
1 folio folder (1 item)
- Abandoned Farm, Inc
- Aquaculturists -- Maine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Articles Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Jones, Robert S.
- Lobsters -- Maine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Phonograph records Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Picture postcards Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935
- Saltwater Farm Inc. (Damariscotta, Me.)
- Seafood industry -- Maine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Sermons Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Sermons, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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