Albert “Hap” Collins
Albert “Hap” Collins 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, story teller, 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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storyteller, Blue Hill, Maine, sawmill, lobstering, painter, poet, fiddler, boat builder, “Mail Story”, Jeff Todd Titon
Folklore | Oral History
Collins, Albert Hap, "Albert “Hap” Collins" (1912). Maine Song and Story Sampler Artists. 1.
Blue Hill, ME