104 and ‘Still the Boss’

(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – Demonstrating that age is just a number, legendary Maine’s oldest lobster trapper recently turned 104 and has no plans to quit anytime soon as she is ‘still the boss.’

WGME reported that Virginia “Ginny” Oliver celebrated her 104th birthday with her family in Rockland while she enjoyed her favorite treat of chocolate cake and ice cream.

Despite her age, Ginny, the subject of the book The Lobster Lady, as she is famously known, does not feel old, even though she has experienced more aches lately.

“Nobody wants to listen to you complain,” Ginny remarked.

When asked about her plans for the upcoming lobster season, Ginny expressed no hesitation.

“Oh, I’m going to go,” she affirmed.

Likewise, Ginny began fishing with her father and brother in Rockland’s waters when she was just eight years old. This upcoming season will mark her 96th year on the water.

“All my life, I’ve done this kind of thing,” she said in a 2023 interview with The Washington Post. “I never get seasick.”

Moreover, her typical daily morning routine involved putting on her fishing gear, boarding a boat, and catching lobsters for several hours.

Born in 1920 on the same street where she lives today, Ginny raised four children with her husband, all of whom joined her in lobstering. Her 80-year-old son Max still accompanies her on the water.

During their excursions, Oliver pilots the boat and bands the lobsters. They both work to sell their lobster haul to the Spruce Head Fisherman’s Co-Op.

After all these years, Ginny relishes one aspect of lobstering.

“I’m still the boss,” she declared.

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