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Item 13: 00013_Aucoin, Leonard_MMS-History, 2004

 Item — Box: 1

Audio Only.

Interviewer(s): J. Christy. Morgan City, LA

Affiliation: University of Houston/History International

Leonard Aucoin was born in Little Bayou Long, Louisiana in 1927 as the son of a fisherman / shrimper. Mr. Aucoin worked on a dredge boat, as a dishwasher on a houseboat, as a deckhand, and then as an oiler. He went to work for Sun Oil in 1946 at age 19. Mr. Aucoin was most often working with seismic crews and he traveled with them all over Texas and Louisiana. He also worked for Geotech and Apache Oil for very brief periods and took a job with Band Marine of Berwick in order to return to his home near Morgan City. On his off days, he drove a cab. Mr. Aucoin was adept at operating boats and convinced Band Marine to promote him to captain. He retired with Tidewater Marine in 2000.


  • 2004

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Open for research.

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From the Collection: 25.0 linear feet

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