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As Stonington’s fishermen age, a new effort to preserve their memories

Half of the people that walked into the tent at the Stonington Town Dock Sunday afternoon, it seemed, could point out a relative in one of the photos on the wall. A collection of snapshots of a centuries-old fishing tradition in Stonington brought back members of the traditional fishing families — and some newcomers — to the old days, and carried a message for the present. Walter John Roderick stood in front of a picture of his father, Geal “Bait” Roderick, and his seven brothers, reflecting on the shrinking family of fishermen. “There’s fewer people left in the industry,” he said, counting six living members of the Roderick family still fishing and comparing it to the 60 family members once working on boats in the 1940s. “We were the kids,” he said. “Now I’m going to be 70 next month.” click here to read the story 10:47

Luke L. Gurney- lived life to the fullest and was the “best’’ husband, father, son and friend

through the stoemLuke Leonard Luscomb Gurney passed away on June 20, 2016. He lived life to the fullest and was the “best’’ husband, father, son and friend that anyone would want. Since 2009 he has fished commercially for whelk (conch), sea bass and scup in waters surrounding the Vineyard and Nantucket. He has lived on the Vineyard since 1994 but to anyone who knew him he was a “born and bred islander.” He had a passion for fishing and was the best at it according to his peers. However, more than fishing he loved his family with all his heart. His wife, Robyn Gurney and his two sons, Jacob and Sam loved him and will miss him dearly. He is also survived by his parents John and Linda Gurney, his sister Mary Gurney-Sylvia and her husband David Sylvia and their children, Grace, Luke, Meredith and Mairwen, his brother Joshua Gurney, his children Sophie and Elliot. With our deepest sympathy, Read the rest here  Help Support Luke Gurney’s Family In The Days To Come, click here  19:37 This is a very nice article about Luke Gurney. Islanders Mourn Fisherman, Father and Beacon of Light click here  20:56

On November 18, 2012, we lost Captain Jean Frottier – beloved husband, father, and grandfather – About the Jean Frottier Family Fund

On November 18, 2012, we lost Captain Jean Frottier – beloved husband, father, and grandfather in a tragic accident at sea, two miles off the coast of Provincetown, Massachusetts. His friends, family and community have all been devastated by this tragic loss.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Frottier Family Fund at Seaman’s Bank – information can be found here. All donations will go toward assisting Jean’s daughter Annalise, a freshman at UMass Amherst, in continuing her college education.
If you have a remembrance or anecdote about Jean, we invite you to share it in our guestbook here.
We also hope you’ll join Jean’s friends and family in remembering and celebrating his life at his memorial service at the HOT L bar and grille on December 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. More information can be found here.