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Great South Bay

Posted: April 03, 2012
Tags: tong boats, Great South Bay, clamming, WoodenBoat 225

Native Son article spread from WoodenBoat magazineJesse Eilbeck of Babylon, New York, inherited a decked garvey from his deceased uncle. The boat was originally part of a once-thriving fleet of “tong boats” that fished Great South Bay through the 1970s. Rapid land development, gentrification, and nitrification put an end to the peak years of this industry—and to a way of life.

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