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2022 Fishermen’s Hall of Fame

The Island Fishermen’s Wives Association held the 2022 Fishermen’s Hall of Fame induction at the Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society on July 17. The three men who were honored on this warm July afternoon were David Heanssler, Ronnie Wheaton Sr. and Merton Eaton. A tribute was read about each fisherman and a plaque commemorating the occasion was presented to David, Merton and the family of Ronnie Wheaton Sr., who is deceased.

The Merton Eaton family

The Merton Eaton family

The Merton Eaton family, front row from left: Miles Bubar, Ann Eaton, Merton Eaton, Addison Bubar and Neville Eaton. Back row: Ronnie Eaton, Mindy Gagnon (partially hidden), Laurie Eaton, Ryan Gagnon, Patrick, Kassandra and Kaia Shepard, Kathy and Robbie Gray, and Dennis Eaton.

Photo courtesy of Sheila Dassatt

Patrick Shepard, Merton Eaton and David Heanssler

Patrick Shepard, Merton Eaton and David Heanssler

From left, Patrick Shepard, Merton Eaton and David Heanssler.

Photo courtesy of Sheila Dassatt

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The Ronald Wheaton family

The Ronald Wheaton family

The Ronald Wheaton family, from left, Shawn Haskell, Jennifer Haskell, Donna Wheaton, Michelle Hutchinson, and Ronald Wheaton Jr.

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