Joe Scavone

Location of Interview
Collection Name

Long Island Traditions - Climate Change and Sandy


This project looks at how Superstorm Sandy affected the seafaring community, its residents, and its maritime traditions in Long Island, New York.  The project was funded by NOAA/Preserve American Grant.

Date of Interview

Fantastic Transcripts
Molly Graham

Supplemental Material
Biographical Sketch

"It was a living nightmare.  Something I never want to experience again because besides the waters being closed for clamming, you couldn’t even drive through town.  There were boats in the roads everywhere.  It took a couple of weeks for bulldozers to get rid of boats.  There were boats blocking people’s front doors.  Boats that knocked down fences.  it was devastation.  The more you think about it, the more you remember." -- Joe Scavone

Bayman Joe Scavone of Freeport talks about the changes on the bay and the ocean after Superstorm Sandy.

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