Duke Marshall and Mark Nelson | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Duke Marshall and Mark Nelson

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Location of Interview
Collection Name

Collecting Stories at the National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium 2018


Collecting Stories at the National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium 2018 is a project of Maine Sea Grant, College of the Atlantic, the Island Institute, and the National Working Waterfront Network.

Date of Interview

Duke Marshall, a market owner, and Mark Nelson, an accountant, attended the NWWWS to get ideas because Smith island, MD—a small community struggling to retain a year round population, a younger population, and therefore a local culture—is in a time of transition. Their interview focuses on Smith Island’s resilient past with Hurricane Sandy and their plans for the future with the success of creating Smith Island United, which gives them a united voice to advocate for the island.

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