By Gilbert L. Voss,Robert S. Voss
Long earlier than tourism ruled Florida’s beach, the nation used to be domestic to dozens of industrial fisheries and ethnically diversified groups of rugged people who made their dwelling from the sea.
In A Pioneer Son at Sea, Gilbert Voss, a celebrated marine biologist, recounts his early days of fishing on either coasts of the peninsula throughout the nice melancholy and global conflict II. listed here are vanished scenes from outdated Florida, virtually unbelievable to fashionable citizens of the country: gill-netting for mackerel off Jupiter, the early days of charterboat fishing for sailfish out of Stuart and Boynton, the snapper fleet at Carrabelle, sponge-diving at Tarpon Springs, the oyster fishery at Crystal River, and mullet fishing from airboats at Flamingo.
Oversized personalities inhabit those pages, together with Voss's brothers, who have been themselves seminal figures within the early days of Florida big-game fishing. Voss's anecdotes function Crackers, rum runners, murderers, Conchs, prosperous industrialists, now-legendary charterboatmen, Greek spongers, and Cuban vivero captains. those tales aren't simply lively pictures of fishermen from a bygone period, also they are awesome stories of the adolescence within the lifetime of a scientist and conservationist who later labored tirelessly to maintain our dwindling marine resources.
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