Louisiana Sea Grant Coastal Changes Oral History Project | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Louisiana Sea Grant Coastal Changes Oral History Project

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    Principal Investigator:
    Roy Kron, Dianne Lindstedt
  • The goal of the project is to document through oral history how coastal changes like sea level rise, erosion, increased flooding, and disappearing wetlands are affecting the people and the culture in the region. 

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Arthur Blanchard Louisiana Sea Grant Coastal Changes Oral History Project

Interview with Arthur Blanchard in Grand Isle, Louisiana.

Earl Robichaux Grand Isle, LA Louisiana Sea Grant
Diane Karinas-Austin Louisiana Sea Grant Coastal Changes Oral History Project

The Karinas talk about their family's contribution to the seafood industry.  They talk about processing shrimp on the boats before shipping them to market.  They tell stories of their family members driving the shrimp to the markets and sometimes dodging the cops with their shipment.  They talk about shrimping seasons.  They talk about the shrimp market before and after WWII.  They talk about the Portuguese and their roles in the shrimp industry.  They talk about the progression of the oil industry.  They talk about hurricanes and their effect on the shrimp industry.

Carl Brasseaux, Don Davis Unknown Louisiana Sea Grant
Jodie Avail Louisiana Sea Grant Coastal Changes Oral History Project

Jodie Avail and Jay Thornhill discusses the origin and history of Dupuy’s Oyster Shop. They talk about the diversification of the menu and the oyster dealers.

Carl Brasseaux Abbeville, LA Louisiana Sea Grant
Louis Blum Louisiana Sea Grant Coastal Changes Oral History Project

Interview with Louis Blum in Houma, Louisiana.

 

Don Davis, Carl Brasseaux Houma, LA Louisiana Sea Grant
Jeane Landry Louisiana Sea Grant Coastal Changes Oral History Project

Interview with Jeane Landry in Grand Isle, Louisiana.

Earl Robichaux Grand Isle, LA Louisiana Sea Grant
Jay Thornhill Louisiana Sea Grant Coastal Changes Oral History Project

Jodie Avail and Jay Thornhill discusses the origin and history of Dupuy’s Oyster Shop. They talk about the diversification of the menu and the oyster dealers.

Carl Brasseaux Abbeville, LA Louisiana Sea Grant
Sandra Boquet Louisiana Sea Grant Coastal Changes Oral History Project

Interview with Sandra Boquet in Cameron, Louisiana.

Carl Brasseaux, Don Davis, Roy Kron Cameron, LA Louisiana Sea Grant
Pierre Lee Louisiana Sea Grant Coastal Changes Oral History Project

Lee tells the tale of his escape from Vietnam with his family after the war ended. He discusses being the first Vietnamese to transition to Abbeville, Louisiana for the warm climate and the strong Catholic influence. Although trained as a pilot and engineer, Lee began his life in the U.S. as a car washer, worked his way up to mechanic, and then became a top engineer for an oil company.

Don Davis Abbeville, LA Louisiana Sea Grant
Greg Lier Louisiana Sea Grant Coastal Changes Oral History Project

Interview with Cokie Rathborne and Greg Lier in Harvey Canal, Louisiana.

Carl Brasseaux, Don Davis, Roy Kron Harvey Canal, LA Louisiana Sea Grant
Marshall Borel Louisiana Sea Grant Coastal Changes Oral History Project

Marshall Borel discusses his early life and his father who was a fisherman in the 1930's.  He described crabbing in the Atchafalaya Basin with a roller line.  He talks about the different kinds of fish he caught as well as frogs.  He talks about the net he made specifically to catch frogs.  He boasts working forty hours a week and never missing it.

Paula Ouder, Thomas Hymel Abbeville, LA Louisiana Sea Grant