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Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School Interviews

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    Georgen Charnes, Gail Clark
Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Henry Wasierski

Henry Wasierski Jr. is a native Nantucketer, and is now a retired man. He used to be a commercial fisherman and scalloper, and now lives in a relaxing home with his wife, Patton. He is 76 years old.

Students of the Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School, with assistance from Georgen Charnes and Gail Clark, interviewed several Nantucketers with positions related to the waters of Nantucket in the spring of 2011. Copies of these interviews are archived at Nantucket Historical Association Research Library, http://www.nantuckethistoricalassociation.net/dbtw-wpd/WebQueryBooks.htm.

Michael Proch, Ty Fleishut Nantucket, MA Nantucket Historical Association Research Library, Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School Interviews
Malcolm Soverino

Malcolm Solverino is a retired Madaket Harbor Master, Nantucket Harbor Master and former steamship employee. He is one of the most experienced seaman on Nantucket and has an amazing knowledge of the ocean. He now lives a peaceful life in Madaket with his wife and cat.

Oliver Dyche, Cole Nantucket, MA Nantucket Historical Association Research Library, Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School Interviews
Carl Sjolund

Carl Sjolund is an experienced bay scalloper and commercial fisherman living and working in Nantucket, MA. He describes his years on the water, and his family's extensive fishing background.

Students of the Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School, with assistance from Georgen Charnes and Gail Clark, interviewed several Nantucketers with positions related to the waters of Nantucket in the spring of 2011. Copies of these interviews are archived at Nantucket Historical Association Research Library, http://www.nantuckethistoricalassociation.net/dbtw-wpd/WebQueryBooks.htm.

Katie Ponce, Evelyn Hudson Nantucket, MA Nantucket Historical Association Research Library, Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School Interviews
Jack Dooley

Jack Dooley is a very experienced fisherman and scalloper; he grew on Nantucket and has captained many boats.

Students of the Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School, with assistance from Georgen Charnes and Gail Clark, interviewed several Nantucketers with positions related to the waters of Nantucket in the spring of 2011. Copies of these interviews are archived at Nantucket Historical Association Research Library, http://www.nantuckethistoricalassociation.net/dbtw-wpd/WebQueryBooks.htm.

Mason Gilbey , Ben Elwell Nantucket, MA Nantucket Historical Association Research Library, Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School Interviews
Robert R. DeCosta

Mr. DeCosta talked about his typical day on the water. He spent a lot of his time comparing the fishing industry today, to when he first started. He claims that there are many more rules and regulations now, which takes away from the joy of fishing.

Nona Westerlund, Virginia Bullington Nantucket, MA Nantucket Historical Association Research Library, Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School Interviews
Oscar Bunting

Oscar Bunting, an old time Nantucket resident has taken advantage of Nantucket's ocean diversity by taking up scalloping for a living.  He tells of the hardships and his many stories as well as experiences while scalloping.

Dominic Costanzo , Henry Blackwell Nantucket, MA Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School, Nantucket Historical Association Research Library Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School Interviews