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11/08/19 4:30pm

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Island scallopers heading out from Congdon Creek at sunrise.

Scallops — or the lack of them — were on the minds of attendees at the Nov. 6 Town Board work session. (more…)

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12/03/18 10:00am

SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTO
Alfred Tuthill in Peconic Bay, 1949 in a catboat, the scallopers’ vessel of choice at the time.

One offshoot of running a company that’s been in the shellfish business for 90 years is aquatic and historical clutter. Ken Homan’s office at Braun Seafood in Cutchogue is an archive of shellfishing ephemera and Native American history, a collection that feels like a room at the American Museum of Natural History. (more…)

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08/09/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Author Karen Kiaer in Hadley, Massachusetts at the grave of Governor John Webster, her grandfather 10 generations removed.

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Author Karen Kiaer in Hadley, Massachusetts at the grave of Governor John Webster, her grandfather 10 generations removed.

This past year, Island resident Karen Kiaer undertook what she describes as a “labor of love.”

The result is “Ancestors Through My Eyes,” a nonfiction book describing her journey unearthing stories of her Ingersoll ancestors, following 10 generations of family members as they traveled through Massachusetts, Michigan and New York. (more…)

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11/27/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Bayman Steve Lenox throwing out the first dredge of the 2017 scallop season.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Bayman Steve Lenox throwing out the first dredge of the 2017 scallop season.

Last week the veil was lifted on a question at the center of the East End’s culture as well as its economy: How many Peconic Bay scallops made it through algae blooms, whelk attacks, underwater landslides and onto dinner tables this season? (more…)