Max Oliver is still working on a lobster boat at the age of 78. If you think that’s astounding, it’s nothing compared to his crewmate — she’s 101 years old! Virginia Oliver, Max’s mother, is still climbing onto the ship three days a week (from May to November) to trap and catch lobsters off the coast of Maine.
… Together, mother and son work in tandem doing one of the most hazardous jobs in the country. Max hauls the traps from the water while Virginia measures their catches, keeping the large lobsters and releasing the ones that are too small. Virginia has been lobstering off and on since she was 7 or 8 years old — right before the Great Depression.