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Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School Interviews

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    Principal Investigator:
    Georgen Charnes, Gail Clark
  • 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. 

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Henry Wasierski Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School Interviews

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.

Michael Proch, Ty Fleishut Nantucket, MA Nantucket Historical Association Research Library, Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School
Oscar Bunting Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School Interviews

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
Robert R. DeCosta Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School Interviews

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
Jack Dooley Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School Interviews

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

Mason Gilbey , Ben Elwell Nantucket, MA Nantucket Historical Association Research Library, Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School
Carl Sjolund Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School Interviews

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.

Katie Ponce, Evelyn Hudson Nantucket, MA Nantucket Historical Association Research Library, Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School
Malcolm Soverino Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School Interviews

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