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Growing up in a Fishing Family

October 16, 2014

2014-2015 Adventure Series at Mystic Seaport

Robert Doxsee carries on the traditions of his family, one of the older families to settle on the south shore of Long Island. The Doxsees began as farmers and fishermen and opened the first Long Island clam processing plant in Islip, which ran until c. 1900. Today, the Doxsee Sea Clam Company, also known as Off-Shore Seafood, sells mostly raw clams that are caught offshore. Doxsee preserves his family history through photographs that have been passed down through his family, along with poems that capture the spirit of commercial fishermen.

The Adventure Series continues November 20, December 18, January 15, February 19, March 19, and April 16.


Photo: The Doxsee boat with Bob Doxsee Sr., c. 1950