June 26, 2020

Meet the Team (and Fisherman Friday) — Leroy Weed, Sr.

Meet Leroy Weed, Sr. our newest Greenhead Employee. Leroy is the head of our new retail operation on the pier of Greenhead Lobster here in Stonington.

Leroy was born and raised in Stonington, started fishing when he was 8, and has been fishing for 68 years, 23 of those as a loyal Greenhead supplier. We are happy Leroy is re-joining the Greenhead family after retiring as a commercial fisherman, and couldn’t ask for a better guy for the job. You can read more about Leroy’s history in our last Fisherman Friday blog post.

Leroy now has five jobs, and at 78 might be the hardest working man in Stonington. He manages properties, lobsters part-time, makes movies for Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (MCCF), and is a devoted family man; father, husband, grampy. He’s a self-described ‘jack of all trades’. Leroy’s full-time summer gig is normally with MCCF manning the Discovery Wharf ‘touch tank’ where visitors can handle local sealife. There he educates the public on native species; lobsters, scallops, clams, starfish, periwinkles and more. After MCCF decided to close for the year, Leroy decided to join Greenhead to use his knowledge to sell what he has harvested all his life. We are excited to have him.

He is a celebrity here in Deer Isle, and has the YouTube following to prove it. He has been making educational videos for Maine Fisheries to replace his in-person teachings. He had 1.7K views on his first Maine Fisheries film in the Ask Leroy! series.

He is looking forward to continuing to share that knowledge and advice, about lobsters or life, with our customers. Leroy says “you should come down and do some chin waggin’!”

Please come down and ASK LEROY!