We are into shad season now, so we thought we'd share more stories from our Hudson River Commercial Fishermen oral history collection!
Today's story comes from Port Ewen commercial fisherman George Clark, talking about growing up fishing with his father Hugh Clark, and an encounter with a fish market dealer who tried to get the better of them.
If you'd like to see Hugh Clark's original shad boat, it is on display at the Hudson River Maritime Museum toward the back of our East Gallery in the boat slings.
To listen to all of George Clark's oral history interview, visit New York Heritage.
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