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Fisherman Stuart Vorpahl dies; Amagansett man fought for fishermen’s rights

Stuart VorpahlStuart Vorpahl, a colorful and dogged fighter for East End fishermen and a central figure in East Hampton’s maritime heritage, died Thursday at Southampton Hospital after a battle with cancer. He was 76. Vorpahl, a resident of Amagansett, used encyclopedic knowledge of East End history to wage a decades long battle against laws he considered an infringement on his lawful right to fish the waters of East Hampton. “He was fighting for the rights of fishermen way before it was fashionable, and he was doing it all on his own,” said his attorney, Daniel Rodgers. “He never, ever gave up.” Read the article here 11:35