These stories are not just spirited portraits of fishermen from a bygone era, they are also remarkable tales of the formative years in the life of a scientist and conservationist who later worked tirelessly to preserve our dwindling marine ...
Author: Gilbert L. Voss
"An outstanding piece of Florida fishing history by one of the most famous marine biologists in Florida."--Gene Shinn, author of Bootstrap Geologist: My Life in Science "A perfect blend of history, science, and adventure. Allowing his natural storytelling talent to shine through, Voss tells of the waters, inlets, coves, and colorful characters that comprised South Florida in the early twentieth century."--Janet DeVries, author of Pioneering Palm Beach: The Deweys and the South Florida Frontier "A vivid picture of Voss's early years as a fisherman and outdoorsman prior to his illustrious career as a marine scientist and educator, who passed along volumes of knowledge about the marine environment and its inhabitants to the scientific community."--Tommy Thompson, author of The Saltwater Angler's Guide to Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida "A priceless memoir and a spectacular adventure."--Terry Howard, author of High Seas Wranglers: The Lives of Atlantic Fishing Captains Long before tourism dominated Florida's coastline, the state was home to dozens of commercial fisheries and ethnically diverse communities of rugged individuals who made their living from the sea.In A Pioneer Son at Sea, Gilbert Voss, a celebrated marine biologist, recounts his early days of fishing on both coasts of the peninsula during the Great Depression and World War II. Here are vanished scenes from old Florida, almost unimaginable to modern residents of the state: gill-netting for mackerel off Jupiter, the early days of charterboat fishing for sailfish out of Stuart and Boynton, the snapper fleet at Carrabelle, sponge-diving at Tarpon Springs, the oyster fishery at Crystal River, and mullet fishing from airboats at Flamingo.Oversized personalities inhabit these pages, including Voss's brothers, who were themselves seminal figures in the early days of Florida big-game fishing. Voss's anecdotes feature Crackers, rum runners, murderers, Conchs, wealthy industrialists, now-legendary charterboatmen, Greek spongers, and Cuban vivero captains. These stories are not just spirited portraits of fishermen from a bygone era, they are also remarkable tales of the formative years in the life of a scientist and conservationist who later worked tirelessly to preserve our dwindling marine resources.
Just as Osborne and his friend were leaving the office , Rickets called them back ,
and said that he just remembered that to - morrow would ... Son , now giving up
the turkey business as a bad sell , advertised the bark America as being all fitted
up as a passenger ship for China . They soon got two or three hundred Chinese
passengers , and the bark , looking splendidly under her new paint , put to sea .
Author: William Francis White
William Francis White (1829-1891?) and his young wife sailed from New York in 1849 round the Horn to San Francisco, where he set up an import business. He later represented Santa Cruz in the state constitutional convention and served as a bank commissioner. A picture of pioneer times in California (1881), written under the pseudonym "William Grey," presents White's revisionist version of California history challenging the picture presented in the 1854 Annals of San Francisco. In particular, he attacks the Annals' discussion of the Mission Fathers and the Mission Indians, the United States conquest of California in the Mexican War, discovery of gold at Sutter's Fort, and the role of women during the Gold Rush. He also reminisces about his voyage to California and experiences as a San Francisco merchant, 1849-1850, as well as legends of the gold mines. The volume concludes with three fictional tales of California in the Gold Rush.
A son by the 2d wife was still living in '80. Howe (Elisha W.), 1848, nat of R I., who
came by sea and went to the mines; in S. Luis Ob. '50-83; married Gabriela
Estudillo, and had 6 children. H. (Franklin), 1846, Co. C, 1st U.S. dragoons (v.
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
This compilation of genealogical and biographical sketches is extracted from the first five volumes of Bancroft's seven-volume History of California. Consists of a complete register of pioneers, alphabetically arranged, listing all known information of importance about them.