Heislerville, NJ

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Louis Peterson New Jersey’s Delaware Bayshore

Louis Peterson is a seasoned oysterman with a rich history in the oyster industry. Born into a family with a long lineage of oystermen, Peterson represents at least the fourth generation of his family to work in the industry. He is a recognized figure in the National Register of folklore in Washington, DC, known for his extensive knowledge and history of the oyster industry. Peterson is also a skilled craftsman, having built machines for the oyster industry and having a deep understanding of the tools used in oyster harvesting, such as oyster tongs.

Patricia A. Moore , Heislerville, NJ Bayshore Center at Bivalve Delaware Bay Museum & Folklife Center