Stern Men - Epilogue Summary & Analysis

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By the summer of 1982, the Skillet County Fishing Cooperative is benefiting the dozen lobstermen who join. It operates out of Simon's Museum under the direction of Ruth Thomas-Wishnell. She gets the idea in 1977, her son David's christening, seeing Stan and Babe Wishnell in one room, each grimly scribbling calculations about making money. When Lanford offers Ruth the lighthouse lens, she sells it for $22,000 and starts a bait dealership, after getting Stan, Simon, Angus, and Babe to support it. It quickly saves lobstermen time and money and, within six months, Ruth expands to a full cooperative with Babe as president, Webster running the scales, and Rhonda having a calming effect as secretary. There are some threats and petty violence, but these trail off. Angus holds out for two years.

After working two years as Stan's sternman, Owney buys a fiberglass boat, they incorporate together...

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