Stuart Vorpahl – Crusader for Rights of Fishermen and Common People

Stuart Vorpahl, a lifelong fisherman, historian, former town trustee, and descendant of one of East Hampton’s oldest families, died on Thursday morning at Southampton Hospital. “He was fighting this fight when the rest of us were in diapers,” Mr. Rodgers said. “Stuart Vorpahl was not born to be a raconteur. He was born first and foremost a man of the sea, a fisherman. It was only through this frustration at bureaucracy and government regulation that he began challenging authority, and he never stopped. He never gave up; he never wavered. You have to admire that about a man. . . . He did this because it was the right thing to do. And he did it for all of us.” Read the article here 09:31

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