A Pioneer Son at Sea

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 ...

A Pioneer Son at Sea

Author: Gilbert L. Voss

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ISBN: 9780813062525

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"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.

History of the Pioneer Settlement of Phelps and Gorham s Purchase and Morris Reserve

To which is Added, a Supplement Or Extension of the Pioneer History of Monroe
County ... Orsamus ... He lost a son and a daughter in Bath ; and a son and
daughter went soon after him to Scotland. ... in which he was to have borne a
conspicuous part ; and in pursuance of which, he was at sea, at the period of his
death.

History of the Pioneer Settlement of Phelps and Gorham s Purchase  and Morris  Reserve

Author: Orsamus Turner

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The Cincinnati Miscellany Or Antiquities of the West and Pioneer History and General and Local Statistics From April 1st 1845 to April 1st 1846

2. his people were immediately taken out and coils BY J. JOHNSTON , Esq . , of
Piqua . ducted prisoners over some ... son by a Delaware woman , who resided
prior to they fell into their hands . ... camo standing , but not a public speaker ;
was greatly a long journey of over two hundred miles to sea heloved by his
people .

The Cincinnati Miscellany  Or  Antiquities of the West  and Pioneer History and General and Local Statistics  From April 1st  1845 to April 1st  1846

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The Pioneer Mail and Indian Weekly News

GARDNER - At Nazira , Upper Assam , on 1926 , by the Rev. P. Higham , M A. ,
Robert the 5th June 1926 , to Elsie , the wife of KELLAS- At Sea , on the 12tb
June 1926 , Jobn Black , second son of the late Robert Osmond Gardner , a son .

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A Picture of Pioneer Times in California

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 .

A Picture of Pioneer Times in California

Author: William Francis White

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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.

Robert Young Sr Patriot and Pioneer

Henry Earnest was the son of Mary Stephens and Henry Earnest . The first Henry
Earnest came to America about 1735 , as a small child , with his parents and a
sister . Both parents died at sea and the children , upon arrival in Norfolk , were ...

Robert Young  Sr   Patriot and Pioneer

Author: Dessie Little Simmons

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The Firelands Pioneer

The exact order of ters , one son and two hired men , the coming of the later
settlers is named respectively Osborn and not ... A missionary once called at to
sea , and arrived in Sandusky Bay Mr. Wolcott's , but did not hold on the night of
the 8th ...

The Firelands Pioneer

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New York Observer

1 ern sea . to prophecy days and ways ? Who is so ... It cannot be anything the
memory of Marcus Whitman and to the pioneer less than a pass to mansions in
the skies . It is nothing ... In the course of his address the ten Son . Only God had
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Pen Pictures from the Garden of the World Or Santa Clara County California

In grateful re They were living here when Hernandez made his membrance of the
power which had safely led him by remarkable escape , as is elsewhere reported
in this land and sea , through so many perils , to this haven of history . ... people
gathered to assist in the last sad rites of the characterized the founder of the
family seemed depatriarch and pioneer . ... Sharing all his trials , she lessened
them , and partaking of MARTIN MURPHY , JR . , the eldest son of Martin his joys
, she ...

Pen Pictures from the Garden of the World  Or Santa Clara County  California

Author: Horace S. Foote

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The Swedish Pioneer Historical Quarterly

In a letter to his son written in 1866, and quoted by both Thilman and Kero, Linn
said that he went to sea in 1829, but in his family Bible he wrote that he “
commenced the life of a sailor in April, 1830, arrived in the United States June 16,
1833, ...

The Swedish Pioneer Historical Quarterly

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California Pioneer Register and Index 1542 1848

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.
336).

California Pioneer Register and Index  1542 1848

Author: Bancroft

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 0806348933

Page: 394

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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.

Ohio Records and Pioneer Families

Two children were born to them in France , Mary and Joseph . In 1846 he set sail
for America . In crossing the ocean the ship which was a small sail boat was
driven from its course by the rough sea and they were sixty days in reaching New
 ...

Ohio Records and Pioneer Families

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History of Washington County Ohio

Captain Hill now became prosperous , and the idea of going to sea was
abandoned . He was ... He was a son of Hezekiah Bukey , a pioneer who settled
on and owned a tract of land in Virginia , nearly opposite to Marietta . The
children of ...

History of Washington County  Ohio

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Pioneer Shipowners

Both of the stories begin at sea ; both of the heroes were merchant captains ; both
of them fell in love at first sight ; both were successful in their rapid courtship . ...
While he was at sea his son Robert was born at Wexford , on January 30 , 1743 .

Pioneer Shipowners

Author: Clement Jones

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