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Clarence Hickey reads from “On The East End: The Last Best Times of a Long Island Fishing Community” at Canio’s Books & Two Sisters Bookshop
July 30, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - July 31, 2015 @ 5:00 pmFree
Clarence Hickey will read from and discuss his new book On The East End: The Last Best Times of a Long Island Fishing Community Thursday July 30 at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor at 5 pm and Friday July 31 at Tale of Two Sisters Bookshop in Montauk at 5 pm.
Don’t mss this chance to hear first-hand what Montauk and the East End were like just a few decades ago.
On The East End is a personal story and historical account of the commercial fishing community on Long Island’s East End during the 1970s, when the fisheries were abundant and the fishers were vigorous in their pursuit. That community vigor of the 1970s is contrasted with its decline, along with the quality of the marine environment, in the 1980s to present.
Clarence Hickey is a marine biologist who holds an MS in marine science from Long Island University. From LIU, he went directly to Long Island’s East End in 1970 to work at the New York Ocean Science Laboratory on Montauk. The Laboratory was a teaching and research institute. He has authored numerous professional journal articles, technical reports, and conference presentations on marine fishes and fisheries, and was a regular contributing author to The East Hampton Star (1982-1991).
This is the first book in a series sponsored by Long Island Nature Organization
186 pp, 54 illustrations, paperback: $20
Publication Date July 15
Canio’s Books is at 290 Main Street in Sag Harbor, 631.725.4926
A Tale of Two Sisters Bookshop is located at 37 The Plaza in Montauk, 631.668.4599.