The Doxsee Legacy: Growing Up in a Fishing & Clamming Family
Venue Name: Huntington Public Library
Address: 338 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
Title: The Doxsee Legacy: Growing Up in a Fishing & Clamming Family
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm
Long Island’s waters once provided clams to over 60 percent of the country. The Doxsee Sea Clam Company, founded shortly after the Civil War by James Harvey Doxsee and his brother-in-law, Selah Whitman, was at the forefront for nearly 150 years. There’s an historical marker at the Islip town dock where the processing plant once stood. Bob Doxsee, Jr. chronicles the Doxsee family’s contributions to the region’s farming, fishing and clamming industries. He relates boyhood experiences living in Freeport and Point Lookout, where his father and uncle operated the Bright Eye Fish Co., a commercial pound fishing business. He shares personal accounts, such as climbing on a huge tuna that his family caught in 1938, and little-known aspects of the business, such as the vending machines that dispensed bags of clams. Sadly, the company ended its long, successful run following Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed its operation. Call 631-427-5165 to register. Open to all.