One hundred years ago lobster fishers met to propose that all interests concerned in the packing business should get together and form one company or association to protect the industry. Like today, the lobster industry is one of the Island’s best assets and any movement looking towards making it increasingly useful and valuable should receive every consideration…”Summerside Journal,” 10 December 1913.
“The lobster packers of Prince County met at Summerside on Friday last to discuss conditions bearing upon the industry with a view to its betterment. The attendance was large, there being over fifty persons present, and the discussion was interesting and at times animated. Andrew King, of Halifax, presided, and J. O. Davis acted as secretary. Among the others present from outside points were R. O’Leary, Richibucto, Hon. John McLean, Souris, R. H. Williams, Halifax, and H. W. Longworth and J. J. Hornby, Charlottetown.”