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People - Albert “Hap” Collins, Storyteller

Albert “Hap” Collins (1912-1990) was, except for a few years in the 1940s, a lifelong resident of the Blue Hill, ME area. He worked most of his adult life lobstering and operating a sawmill in the summer, and supplementing his income with masonry, blacksmithing, scalloping, logging, or a variety of other jobs in the winter. But he was also much more: a painter, poet, storyteller, fiddler, and boat builder. All of these arts were largely self-taught, and he was popular among local residents and tourists for his skill in all of them.


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