Florida Fishing Captains Oral History Project

Florida Fishing Captains Oral History Project

 

"I enjoy Florida History and sea stories."

"Counting my interviews for The Oculina Bank Study, my three books about Florida fishing captains, and this, the “Florida Fishing Captains’ Oral History Project”, I have interviewed over 50 east coast Florida recreational, commercial, and charter fishing captains. It has been fascinating, great fun, and an honor to collect and chronicle all of their stories.

"In the “Florida Fishing Captains’ Oral History Project”, twelve Florida east coast captains share stories about their fishing history on the Atlantic Ocean; including how and why they began fishing, fishing methods used, industry changes, weather occurrences, sustainability of fish populations, and the culture of ocean fishermen. They also share some exciting sea stories. Together, in their own voices, twelve captains paint a colorful firsthand historical account of commercial and charter fishing off the East coast of Florida from the mid 1900s to the present."

--Terry L. Howard, nterviewer, author, and commercial king mackerel fisherman

Also included in the collection:

  • Great Kingfish Captains of Fort Pierce, Florida, Tell Their Stories by Howard, Terry
  • Fire in the Water by Howard, Terry
  • High Seas Wranglers: The Lives of Atlantic Fishing Captains by Howard, Terry

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Submissions from 2021

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Mason Bowen Oral History Interview, Mason Bowen

Submissions from 2019

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Charles Wood Bowen, Jr. Oral History Interview, Charles Wood Bowen Jr. and Mason George Bowen

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Robert "Bob" Ferber Oral History Interview, Robert Ferber and University of South Florida--Libraries--Oral History Program

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Rupert Brook "Junior" Harden Oral History Interview, Rupert Brook Harden and University of South Florida--Libraries--Oral History Program

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Daniel C. Kane Oral History Interview, Daniel Kane and University of South Florida--Libraries--Oral History Program

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Brant "Dietrich" McManus Oral History Interview, Brant "Dietrich" McManus and University of South Florida--Libraries--Oral History Program

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Albert Michael Quatraro oral history interview, Albert Michael Quatraro and University of South Florida--Libraries--Oral History Program

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James A. Reeves, II. Oral History Interview, James A. Reeves II and University of South Florida--Libraries--Oral History Program

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Shayne Revels Oral History Interview, Shayne Revels and University of South Florida--Libraries--Oral History Program

Submissions from 2018

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Billy Baird Oral History Interview, Billy Baird and University of South Florida--Libraries--Oral History Program

Submissions from 2017

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Fire In The Water, Terry L. Howard and Donald E. Root

Submissions from 2013

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High Seas Wranglers, The Lives Of Atlantic Fishing Captains, Terry L. Howard