Hershel West of Menemsha died peacefully in his sleep at age 94

Hershel was born on March 1, 1924, to his parents Norman and Annie West at his grandmother’s house on Middle Road, close to the West Tisbury–Chilmark town line. As a boy, he delivered mail with his father to Naushon and Nomans islands. He spent most of his life commercial fishing. Besides scalloping, oystering, and lobstering on the Island, he crewed on draggers out of New Bedford. For many years, he crewed aboard the Menemsha swordfish boats owned by the Larsens. . He was well known for his role in the movie “Jaws” as Quint’s mate, along with his beloved dog Tipper. >click to read<21:35

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