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Alison and Larry Muller Long Island Traditions - Climate Change and Sandy

We lost everything in a matter of hours.

Nancy Solomon Freeport, NY Long Island Traditions
Bill Gaffga Peconic Estuary Interviews

Bill Gaffga, a native of the area, comes from a lineage of fishermen. Born into the fishing business, he spent nine years in the service before working for General Motors in Lockport for about six years. However, he found the prospect of spending twenty years in a job he didn't enjoy unbearable, leading him to return to his roots in fishing. Gaffga began working on the bay in 1975 and continues to do so, despite the challenges brought about by the brown water in 1985. His fishing activities are diverse, adapting to the season and the catch available.

Nancy Solomon Southold, NY Long Island Traditions
Bill Hamilton Long Island Traditions

Bill Hamilton is a long-time member and representative of the Brookhaven Baymens' Association (BBA) based in Patchogue, New York. He has been involved in the organization since his time in Islip Town, where he initially participated in the barmen's alliance and collaborated with Brookhaven Town due to their shared work in Brookhaven waters. Hamilton joined BBA in the 1970s when the association primarily focused on clamming issues, particularly related to the use of town lands and underwater areas for clamming and oystering.

Nancy Solomon Patchogue, NY Long Island Traditions
Bill Marinaccio Long Island Traditions - Climate Change and Sandy

Bill Marinaccio, born and raised in Freeport, New York, is the son of Captain Carmine Marinaccio, a well-known charter boat captain. Growing up in a maritime environment, Bill was introduced to the fishing industry at a young age. He began helping his father with boat maintenance as a child and progressed to more significant roles, including first mate on his father's charter boat. Bill pursued higher education, attending college in 1962, before enlisting in the Army and serving as a military intelligence special agent during the Vietnam War.

Nancy Solomon Freeport, NY Long Island Traditions
Bill Reed Long Island Traditions

On February 3, 2015, Nancy Solomon interviewed William "Bill" Reed for Long Island Traditions. Bill comes from Hampton Bays and is the fourteenth of sixteen children in his family. From a young age, he was influenced by his older brothers, who were baymen, and he developed a keen interest in the water and fishing. He pursued college for a brief period before fully immersing himself in a career as a fisherman.

Nancy Solomon Hampton Bays, NY Long Island Traditions
Bill Tunney Long Island Traditions

Bill Tunney is a commercial fisherman based in East Patchogue, near Bellport village. He began his career in fishing at the age of thirteen when he bought his first boat with money earned from mowing lawns. His initial interest in fishing was sparked by the popularity of clamming in his area during his youth. Over the years, Tunney has expanded his fishing activities to include dredging crabs and scallops, gill netting, and potting blue claw crabs. He is known for his innovative approach to fishing, often experimenting with different techniques and equipment to improve his catch.

Nancy Solomon East Patchogue, NY Long Island Traditions
Bob Bourguignon Peconic Estuary Interviews

Bob Bourguignon is a renowned figure in the world of Peconic Baymen, hailing from the region of Flanders in Long Island, New York. Born and raised in the area, Bob has dedicated his life to the art of shellfishing and has become a respected expert in his field. Bob's journey as a Peconic Bayman began at a young age, learning the ropes and techniques from his family members who were involved in the same profession. His uncle, in particular, played a significant role in shaping Bob's understanding and passion for shellfishing.

Nancy Solomon Flanders, NY Long Island Traditions
Bob Doxsee, Jr. Long Island Traditions

Bob's family has a long history in the fishing industry. His great-grandfather, J.H. Doxsee, started a clam canning business in Islip, known as "J.H. Doxsee & Son."

Nancy Solomon Point Lookout, NY Long Island Traditions
Bob Doxsee, Jr. Long Island Traditions

Bob Doxsee Jr. is a coastal resident with a family history in the seafood industry. He has been involved in projects related to coastal erosion, including the construction of rock jetties and bulkheads. Doxsee has also been involved in the transportation of shells to create a reef. His family business utilized a scissor lift and dump body truck to dump shells seaward. Doxsee has firsthand experience with coastal erosion, having witnessed the impact of storms on properties along Ocean Boulevard.

Nancy Solomon Point Lookout, NY Long Island Traditions
Brad Keene Long Island Traditions

Brad Keene is a seasoned boatman with a deep-rooted connection to his family's maritime legacy. Born on April 5, 1988, Brad's passion for the sea was ignited at the age of twelve when he purchased his first boat, Garvey. Growing up in Freeport, he had the privilege of working alongside his father, who owned a dragger, on Woodcleft Canal. Brad's family history in the boating world can be traced back several generations.

Nancy Solomon Freeport, NY Long Island Traditions