Captain Jimmy Morgan, Legendary Menemsha Draggerman, Dies at 94

Capt. Jimmy Morgan, the legendary Menemsha fisherman and one of the last of a breed of commercial draggermen that included Louis Larsen, Eric Cottle, Robert Flanders and others, died Tuesday at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 94. From his years spent at the helm of the 46-foot wooden dragger the Mary and Verna, to more recent years as an artist and model boat builder, Jimmy Morgan had been a fixture in Menemsha for more than seven decades. “The only one you can believe at this table is me,” he told the Gazette in a 2015 interview alongside his wife Roberta. “But when talking to an old man — I’m 91 — you should check your facts.” When it came to fishing, Jimmy Morgan was the genuine article. >click to read<21:13

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