Ep. 11 — When the Tides Change [Part II]
Stuart Vorpahl is a lifelong commercial fisherman who took pride in providing the fresh produce of the sea. Stuart liked his job. He liked it so much that when regulation and politics threatened it, he ignored the old sayings and squared up against town hall.
On the surface, it might seem as if Stuart was just really passionate about fishing, and he was. But his fight was about something bigger.
We continue the second part of Stuart Vorpahl’s story—how a commercial fisherman in the Hamptons took on the New York State over his right to fish with a 17th century document from the King of England.
[02:28] Part I here on the backstory of Stuart Vorpahl, East Hampton and the Bonnack way of life
[08:55] “The Scroll that Defined The Town” (The East Hampton Star, 2011)
[10:00] Light reading on Thomas Dongan (Wikipedia)
[12:45] The East Hampton Town Trustees
[13:00] Background on Diane McNally (The East Hampton Star)
[14:00] A slice of life on some of the homes here (Vanity Fair, 2015)
[14:10] Background on Larry Cantwell (The East Hampton Star, 2013)
[17:45] Background on Gordon Colvin (The East Hampton Star, 1997)
[21:00] Background on Russell Drumm. He passed away in January 2016. (The East Hampton Star, 2016)
[25:45] Background on Stephen Grossman (The East Hampton Star, 2011)
[26:45] See: Bass Wars (The East Hampton Star, 2012)
[27:35] A digital copy of Stuart’s brief.
[28:08] Trustees of Dartmouth College v. Woodward (Wikipedia)
[32:20] Background on Dave Aripotch (The East Hampton Press, 2009)
[35:05] One of the cases where Stuart’s case was dismissed on a technicality. (The New York Times, 2002)
[36:00] Background on Daniel Rogers (The Southampton Press, 2015)
[39:00] On Southampton’s battles with the Dongan patent (The Southampton Press, 2016)
[41:00] On the battle over Truck Beach (The Southampton Press, 2016)
[46:15] Background on Bonnie Brady