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7/9/2013 10:34:00 AM
Lyndon Luren Lane
March 30, 1922 - July 6, 2013

Lyndon Luren Lane, 91, of New Harbor, died July 6 at his home. Born on March 30, 1922, he was the son of the late Perley and Flora (Morton) Lane Sr.

Lyndon began lobstering with his father in 1932, at the age of 10, out of Pemaquid Harbor. He graduated from Bristol High School in 1942 and enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in Atlantic City, N.J. He became a Radioman 2nd Class and served on the minesweeper U.S.S. Modoc C.G. in the North Atlantic and in Labrador until 1946.

Lyndon married his sweetheart, Elizabeth Blaisdell from Bristol in 1950. They raised two sons, Albert and George, and taught them how to lobster. He also built lobster boats and enjoyed carving decoys.

On April 15, 1967, his boat capsized on a ledge near Pumpkin Island, 10 miles off of Pemaquid. He grabbed his life jacket and swam to Pumpkin Island, where he wrung the water out of his clothes and put shag nesting grass inside his clothes for insulation. A helicopter from Salem, Mass. rescued Lyndon many hours later, and transported him to Maine Medical Center in Portland where he made a full recovery.

Lyndon enjoyed investing in the stock market, and he and Elizabeth enjoyed taking long drives, and visited every corner of the state of Maine and beyond. Lyndon was always there for his family, and was willing to help out in anyway he could.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Manley, Guy, Floyd, Junior, Lawrence, and Almon Lane; as well as sisters, Louise Young and Florence Elliot.

In addition to his loving wife of more than 63 years, Elizabeth of New Harbor, Lyndon is survived by sons, Albert B. Lane and partner Sandra Lary of Woolwich, and George E. Lane and wife Annette of New Harbor; grandchildren, Meg Lane, Alison Herrick and husband Chris, Will Lane and partner Franny Arnold, Joe Lane and wife Livia, Denise Sykes and husband Joshua, Wade Lane, and Wyatt Lane; great-grandchildren, Evelyn and Everett Herrick, and Brooke, Branden and Desmond Sykes; sister, Hazel Genthner; brother, Russell Lane and wife Sandra; and sisters-in-law, Marie Lane and Nancy Lane.

Relatives and friends are invited to join Lyndon's family for a service to celebrate his life at 1 p.m., Sat., July 20 at the New Harbor United Methodist Church. The Rev. Julia Wilson will officiate. Interment will follow in the New Harbor Cemetery.

Condolences, and messages for the family, may be expressed by visiting

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta.

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