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6:30 pm

“From Alaska to China and Back”-Frank O’Hara, Jr. at the Rockland Public Library

November 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rockland Public Library, 80 Union Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The Camden Conference will present Frank O'Hara, Jr. at the Rockland Public Library on Thursday, November 1 at 6:30 pm where he will discuss the commercial fishing business in his talk "From Alaska to China and Back." This event is free and open to all.  In 2015, The Free Press printed a feature article on the O'Hara fishing dynasty. The following is an excerpt from the article: Frank Jr.’s great-grandfather started the fishing family dynasty in 1904 when he launched a Gloucester sailing vessel, the Francis J. O’Hara, Jr., which fished for cod, haddock, and halibut off of Georges Bank until it was sunk by a German U-boat in 1918.  The vessel’s namesake got a $5,000 family loan to start his own business: the Atlantic and Pacific Seafood Company in Boston. That was the first real step towards becoming the O’Hara Corporation. READ MORE O'Hara will discuss the timeline of growth...

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