Ep. 10 — When the Tides Change
San Francisco. Portland. Los Angeles. Brooklyn. Cities like these all share a neighborhood where the gentrifying market forces of real estate, development and business opportunity are kicking out the the poor or middle class. It’s the curse of capitalism—someone has to lose and you don’t think about that when you’re dreaming.
If Stuart Vorpahl had his way, East Hampton would always remain a fishing town. But, we can’t all be winners. His community now blends into the moniker of “the Hamptons”—where the rich go to summer. With family ties that go back to 1639, Stuart has a right to claim the neighborhood has changed.
But when Stuart started talking about the king of England, it was tempting to dismiss him as a crackpot stuck in the past. Was he crazy or did he have a point?
[05:15] Some light reading on East Hampton (Wikipedia)
[07:15] A “Lavish and Luminous” guide to the different Hampton towns (The New York Times)
[07:20] The museum Hugh King works in
Also a recommended read about ghost tours King gives (Narratively, 2013)
[10:50] More on Russell Drumm, who has passed away in January 2016. (The East Hampton Star, 2016)
[20:20] An article by Russell Drumm on pound-trapping. (The East Hampton Star, 2003)
[21:20] Before Arnold Leo was involved with representing the East End’s commercial fishing community, he hung out with people like Andy Warhol. See here. (The Believer, 2012)
[27:30] Some light reading on the practice of trawling (Wikipedia)
[30:55] Gordon Colvin (The East Hampton Star, 1997)
[33:40] Some light reading on striped bass (Wikipedia)
[35:00] General Electric’s PCB problem of the 1970s (The New York Times, 1983)
[35:25] Striped-bass migratory patterns (Striperspace.com)
[36:30] Recommended reading: The practice of ocean-haul seining and the East End’s general fishing way-of-life was one well documented by Peter Matthiessen in the book, Men’s Lives. You can read the preface here.
[42:00] A short-summary on the Bass Wars, 20 years later [The East Hampton Star, 2012]