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Long Island Traditions

Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Tom Jefferies

Interview with Tom Jefferies

Nancy Solomon Freeport, NY Long Island Traditions Long Island Traditions
Tom Jefferies

Interview with Tom Jefferies

Nancy Solomon Freeport, NY Long Island Traditions Long Island Traditions
Joe Scavone

Interview with Joe Scavone

Nancy Solomon Freeport, NY Long Island Traditions Long Island Traditions
Bobby Ingalls and Reggie Lee

Bobby Ingalls and Reggie Lee, fishermen from Bucks Harbor, ME, and Westport Island, ME, respectively, discuss longlining, lobstering, shrimping, and groundfishing, focusing on how the industries have changed and their experiences in each of these fisheries. Lee closes the interview by telling a story of how his dog saved his life while he was fishing alone.

Natalie Springuel, Giulia Cardoso Rockland, ME Maine Sea Grant, The First Coast, College of the Atlantic, Long Island Traditions, Maine Fishermen’s Forum Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum 2019
Ed Warner, Sr.

Ed Warner, Sr. was a trustee in the Town of Southampton, New York and a full time commercial fisher before his election.  He harvested both finfish and shellfish according to the season.  He passed away c. 2004.

Nancy Solomon Southampton, NY Long Island Traditions Peconic Estuary Interviews
Jon Semlear

Bayman Jon Semlear is a pound trap fisherman and bass fisherman in Sag Harbor. In this short interview he shares his knowledge of the bay, ecological changes, and close calls he's had on the water.

Nancy Solomon Sag Harbor, NY Long Island Traditions Peconic Estuary Interviews
Tom Ruhle

Tom Ruhle was a clam "diver" who worked on the east end of Long Island, primarily in Lake Montauk but also in East Hampton. The interview examines harvesting methods, habitat changes, and environmental and regulatory history in this area.

Nancy Solomon Montauk, NY Long Island Traditions Peconic Estuary Interviews
Doug Rogers, Part 2

Doug Rogers has worked the Peconic bays for 35 years. He harvests oysters and clams, and speaks about the process for getting the catch ready for market.

Nancy Solomon East Marion, NY Long Island Traditions Peconic Estuary Interviews
Doug Rogers, Part 1

Doug Rogers has worked the Peconic bays for 35 years. He harvests oysters and clams, and speaks about the process for getting the catch ready for market.

Nancy Solomon East Marion, NY Long Island Traditions Peconic Estuary Interviews
Howard Pickerell

Howard Pickerell was a commercial fisher during the 1950s - 1980's in Huntington, NY. In the 1980's he began building garveys and other commercial fishing boats for East End baymen, eventually moving to Southampton. He continued to work on the bay part-time. With the demise of the East End fishing industry during the 1990's, he began working in the Town of Southampton's aquaculture program raising oysters. This interview examines the different phases of Pickerell's life.

Nancy Solomon Southampton, NY Long Island Traditions Peconic Estuary Interviews

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