Long Island Traditions - Climate Change and Sandy | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Long Island Traditions - Climate Change and Sandy

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    Principal Investigator:
    Nancy Solomon
  • This project looks at how Superstorm Sandy affected the seafaring community, its residents, and its maritime traditions in Long Island, New York.  The project was funded by NOAA/Preserve American Grant.

Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Chuck Tekula

Chuck Tekula is a full time bayman who has worked in Great South Bay and Moriches Bay on Long Island's south shore.  In this interview he recalls the changes in the bay he has seen, describes his work on the water as a clammer and gil net fisherman, and changes in the bay since Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Nancy Solomon Center Moriches, NY Long Island Traditions Long Island Traditions - Climate Change and Sandy
Jon Semlear

Bayman Jon Semlear is a pound trap fisherman and bass fisherman in Sag Harbor. In this short interview he shares his knowledge of the bay, ecological changes, and close calls he's had on the water.

Nancy Solomon Sag Harbor, NY Long Island Traditions Long Island Traditions - Climate Change and Sandy
Joe Scavone

Bayman Joe Scavone of Freeport talks about the changes on the bay and the ocean after Superstorm Sandy.

Nancy Solomon Freeport, NY Long Island Traditions Long Island Traditions - Climate Change and Sandy
Alison and Larry Muller

In this interview, Alison and Larry Muller describe the challenges they faced as fish distributors and buyers after Superstorm Sandy.  They also describe the storm's effect on their bay house and their business.
 

Nancy Solomon Freeport, NY Long Island Traditions Long Island Traditions - Climate Change and Sandy
Bill Marinaccio

Retired charter boat captain Bill Marinaccio of Freeport shares some stories of working alongside his father Carmine Marinaccio on board the Dutchess.

Nancy Solomon Freeport, NY Long Island Traditions Long Island Traditions - Climate Change and Sandy
Ken Mades

Ken Mades of Hampton Bays explores his life as a bayman and environmental changes in the bays and waters of Southampton and Hampton Bays.

Nancy Solomon Hampton Bays, NY Long Island Traditions Long Island Traditions - Climate Change and Sandy
Tom Jefferies

Bayman Tom Jefferies of Freeport, New York lives on the south shore of Freeport. In this interview, Jefferies discusses how the bay has changed since Superstorm Sandy, and how his life was affected by the storm.

Nancy Solomon Freeport, NY Long Island Traditions Long Island Traditions - Climate Change and Sandy
Michael Combs

Michael Combs of Freeport is a part time bayman and bay house owner. In this interview folklorist Nancy Solomon of Long Island Traditions examines how the bay has changed after Superstorm Sandy, Michael's experiences on the bay, how the bay has changed after the storm and other family history including rum running, market and duck hunting, eeling and other fishing activities.

Nancy Solomon Baldwin, NY Long Island Traditions Long Island Traditions - Climate Change and Sandy

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