April 17, 2021

Tonight, Old Lyme Historical Soc. Presents Lecture on Last Trap Fishermen of R.I.

OLD LYME — Old Lyme Historical Society opens its Spring Lecture Series Wednesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. with a presentation by Markham Starr titled, In History’s Wake: The Last Trap Fishermen of Rhode Island.

This slideshow covers the last of the four floating trap fishing companies in Rhode Island.  This fishery, going back over 150 years, once dominated the coastline, but was quickly abandoned with the advent of the modern trawler.

The presentation follows the four companies as they build and fish their unique floating traps, which were over 1,500’ long.

This is a free, virtual event. All are welcome.

Register at info@oldlymehistorical.org to obtain the Zoom link.

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