Skipjack: The Story of America's Last Sailing Oystermen by Christopher White

By Christopher White

In Skipjack, Christopher White spends a pivotal 12 months with 3 memorable captains as they conflict guy and nature to manage the destiny in their island villages and oyster fleet. via those full of life characters, White paints a bright photo of existence on a pass - jack, a wood oystering sailboat as they dredge for oysters—a favourite staple of iconic American seafood delicacies for over 100 years. yet this final vestige of yankee crusing tradition is swiftly demise. country officers have mismanaged the waters, placing activity above enterprise, and modernization above culture. those captains needs to put aside their contention to struggle for his or her very livelihood. With such a lot of stumbling blocks, it isn't yes the fleet will live to tell the tale the season. Hinging on its luck, the viability of the nation's optimal estuary and the survival of a vintage American city cling dangerously within the balance.

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