A Conversation with Robert Morris
Robert began fishing as a kid with his Dad. His family had settled in Tenants Harbor several generations earlier. "I started in outboards when I was about 10 or 12, I enjoyed being with my older brother. In a small town like this, at that time, family was everything." After high school, Robert went to Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute (now Southern Maine Community College) to become a chef. "My mother was a really good cook, and I wasn't sure what I wanted to do," Robert recalled. He lived in Southern Maine for a few years, but soon found himself back home and started going fishing. "Like a lot of guys back then I hauled alone, no one took a sternman, and most guys just fished 500 traps. No one went off shore." Now Robert hauls 800 traps and takes his son Corey as a sternman. What he enjoys most about fishing? "Being my own boss." About the Co-op: "I think it's great. I've always thought Tenants Harbor should have a Co-op. I'd like to go out and think I've changed the industry for the better."
Favorite off the Water Activity: "Sitting down!" and golf. "I also recently went zip lining, that was quite a thrill."
Scariest Moment on the Water: "Almost drowning when I ran my boat ashore, the electronics were shot."
Boat name: Mystic Desire
Buoy color: Pink & Black