Maine's “Lobster Lady” turns 104 and has no plans to retire

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Maine's oldest lobster fisherman just turned 104 years old – and has no plans to stop anytime soon.

Virginia “Ginny” Oliver celebrated her big day last Thursday with her family in Rockland, where they enjoyed her favorite foods, chocolate cake and ice cream, WGME reported.

Ginny, who is the subject of the 2022 children's book “The Lobster Lady,” told author Barbara Walsh that she doesn't feel old at all – even though she has developed a few more aches and pains in recent years.

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

Virginia Oliver turned 104 on Thursday and has no plans to retire AP

Ginny has no doubt that she will be casting her lobster pots again this summer season.

“Oh, I'll go,” she said.

Ginny started fishing with her father and brother in the same Rockland waters she fishes today when she was just 8 years old – making this season her 96th on the water

Ginny's favorite part of lobster fishing is “being the boss.” She still goes out with her 80-year-old son Max (right) AP
This season is Ginny's 96th on the water. She started lobster fishing when she was 8 years old. AP

According to News Center Maine, she has spent her entire life on the same street where she was born in 1920 and where she and her husband raised their four children – all of whom caught lobsters.

Her 80-year-old son Max still goes out on the water with her today.

After all these years, there is still one thing Ginny loves about lobster fishing.

“I’m still the boss,” she said.

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