Florida Fishing Captains Oral History Project

Interviewee

Terry L. Howard

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Publisher

University Press of Florida

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

TAKE TO THE SEA with Captain Terry Howard, who will introduce you to some of the best-known commercial and charter fishing captains in Florida. Their gritty, rich, and astonishing stories will have readers holding fast with each true tale of adventure on the water.

Captains Tristram Colket, A. J. Brown, Ray Perez, Glenn Cameron, and George Kaul, in interviews with Terry Howard, share their stories about hunting swordfish, kingfish, sharks, tuna, and billfish. These fishermen have long been a part of the maritime life and culture of Florida, but today their livelihood is challenged and their industry is fading. Alongside firsthand accounts of heroics and adventure, they share their reasons for working at sea and chronicle their experience with commercial handline mackerel fishing and commercial longline swordfish and shark fishing. Airing their views on drifts nets, pollution, dwindling fish populations, and the growth of charter fishing on Florida's eastern seaboard, they provide insights into a fascinating but rapidly changing way of life.

Gutsy fishing exploits like the ones in High Seas Wranglers are usually passed down through storytelling alone. This book preserves a thrilling history that would otherwise be lost.

Keywords

Ship captains, Oral histories, Sea stories, Fisheries

Description

1 online resource (208 p.)

Subject: topical

Ship captains -- Biography -- Oral histories; Sea stories; Fisheries -- Florida; Fisheries

Language

English

Type

Text

Genre

book; biography; oral histories

Format

application/pdf

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Florida Fishing Captains Oral History Project

Identifier

S62-00043

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