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Another Haul: Narrative Stewardship and Cultural Sustainability at the Lewis Family Fishery

Charlie Groth

Abstract

When people cross the footbridge to Lewis Island in the Delaware River at Lambertville, NJ, they’re in a “whole ‘nother world”: wild and civilized, stable atop changing water and earth. Here lies the last commercial haul seine fishery on the non-tidal Delaware, where Lewis family members have netted since 1888 and have long monitored the fluctuating shad population. The island also serves as a spiritual, recreational, and community site for local and regional visitors, whom the Lewis family welcomes because of their forebear’s “mandate to share the island.” Visitors feel almost immediately tha ... More

Keywords: cultural sustainability, narrative, sense of place, community, fishing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781496820365
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496820365.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charlie Groth, author
Bucks County Community College