“…Well, the normal day was seven o’clock in the morning until nine at night. We had a noon break, and what we called a supper break at six o’clock, and then we worked ‘til nine. If we needed to get the fish upstairs before they spoiled, we would work extra hours, that would be ten o’clock or so. And then after a while I got to driving the bus. That meant that I picked up my people with the bus at five-thirty in the morning–get down–at night–nine o’clock I’d load them back into the bus and that would be a couple more hours until I got back home. But that meant I was beating the Depression, so to speak. I was making more money, I enjoyed doing it.”
July 30, 2011
Southwest Harbor, ME
Interviewer: Keith Ludden
Recommended citation: Colson, Willard and Peter, Oral History Interview, July 30, 2011 by Keith Ludden, Page #, Oral History and Folklife Research. Online: https://www.oralhistoryandfolklife.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Colson-Transcript-.pdf
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Willard and Peter Colson are father and son. They both served as managers at the Stinson Cannery in Prospect Harbor, ME.