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Maritime Studies Capstone Seminar Oral History Project

  • Collection DOI:
    Principal Investigator:
    Syma Ebbin
  • MAST 4994W/AMST 3265W Capstone students at the University of Connecticut produced podcasts from oral histories that they collected during the Spring semester 2020.  

Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Zachary Howe

Interview with Zachary Howe, who served in the United States Navy for 14 Years, and currently resides in Ledyard, Connecticut.

Christopher Rice Ledyard, CT University of Connecticut Maritime Studies Capstone Seminar Oral History Project
Todd Bragdon

Interview with Todd Bragdon, Resident of Danielson, Connecticut and commercial fishermen since 1982 out of Alaska, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, Owner/Operator Oneonta Fisheries Inc.

Subjects/Topics: Commercial Fishing, Scallop Fishing, Fishing in Alaska, Fishing in Connecticut, Fishing in Massachusetts.

Mead Bragdon Danielson, CT University of Connecticut Maritime Studies Capstone Seminar Oral History Project
Sylvain De Guise

Interview with Dr. Sylvain De Guise about the Long Island Sound Blue Plan.

Antonio Bustamante Coventry, CT University of Connecticut Maritime Studies Capstone Seminar Oral History Project
Shannon Kelly

Interview with Shannon Kelly.

Cassidy Martin Waterford, CT University of Connecticut Maritime Studies Capstone Seminar Oral History Project
Rick Waters
  • Grew up in inland MA, but had a house is Warham
  • After he graduated he took an internship with the Marine Biological Labs in Woods Hole
  • Took and VW bus and got a job with the University of Washington Research Ship as part of the deck crew<
Alex Zweig Noank, CT University of Connecticut Maritime Studies Capstone Seminar Oral History Project
Mary K. Bercaw Edwards
  • Associate Professor at UCONN Avery Point in Maritime English
  • Lead Foreman of the Mystic Seaport Museum’s Demonstration Squad
  • Prominent Herman Melville Scholar
Molly McElroy Mystic, CT University of Connecticut Maritime Studies Capstone Seminar Oral History Project
Len Sawyer

Oral history interview with : Len Sawyer, resident of Mystic, Connecticut, retired lobsterman from the long Island Sound.

Recording format/notes: Recorded phone interview digitally, using one phone on speaker to talk, and another phone to record to the app “Voice memos”. Recorded at my computer desk at home while on the phone. Phone interview necessary during Coronavirus, otherwise, it would have been a physical face-to-face interview.

Jack Hobert Mystic, CT University of Connecticut Maritime Studies Capstone Seminar Oral History Project
Hans Laufer

Hans Laufer, resident of Storrs, Connecticut, Research Professor at the University of Connecticut, Retired Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology focusing on Crustacean and Annelid Reproduction as well as aquaculture.

Tanner Kern Essex, CT University of Connecticut Maritime Studies Capstone Seminar Oral History Project
Ethan Schmidt

Oral history interview with Ethan Schmidt, Sea Cadet and Astrophysicist.  Engineer on a Gas Line and multiple ships out at sea. 

Subjects/Topics:
Life of Ethan Schmidt, Life as a sea cadet, Life as a engine cadet, NOAA, Bouchard Transportation, Good/Bad Effects of The Sea.

Alexus Reid Oakdale, CT University of Connecticut Maritime Studies Capstone Seminar Oral History Project