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By Gilbert L. Voss,Robert S. Voss

Long earlier than tourism ruled Florida’s beach, the country used to be domestic to dozens of industrial fisheries and ethnically assorted 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 through the nice melancholy and international battle II. listed here are vanished scenes from previous Florida, virtually unbelievable to trendy citizens of the kingdom: 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 characteristic Crackers, rum runners, murderers, Conchs, filthy rich industrialists, now-legendary charterboatmen, Greek spongers, and Cuban vivero captains. those tales are usually not simply lively pictures of fishermen from a bygone period, also they are notable stories of the youth within the lifetime of a scientist and conservationist who later labored tirelessly to maintain our dwindling marine resources.

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