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Monday, March 22, 2010

77-Year Old City Island Oysterman Joshua Leviness Reminisces in Testimony Provided in 1884

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In late 1884, the New York State Commissioner of Fisheries, Eugene G. Blackford, conducted an investigation of the state of the oyster industry.  He held a hearing on Monday, November 24 of that year in Pelham to hear from City Island oystermen regarding the

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