Stevens, Irving (1910 - 1999)

Genre: Non-Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories

Author, poet and Yankee storyteller Irving "FishBones" Stevens was born in Surry and lived in Corinna, ME. He "rode the rails" as teenager, hoboing across the country during the 1930's. He served as a radio repairman in the Army Air Corps during WWII and worked for Remington Arms, Bullard Machine Tool (Connecticut) and in the drill room at FayScott in Dexter for 15 years. He is known for the invention of "Irving's Fly Dope" an insect repellant he made and marketed beginning in 1962.

Selected Bibliography

  • Fish Bones: Hoboing in the 1930's (1982)
  • Mandy's Washtub and other Stories (1992)