Welcome. Edgartown News was born from the simple fact that I have ink and Dektol in my veins and I need to write and photograph more than I need air or food, and from my love for this little town where I grew up and raised my family, the town I have left a few times but can't quite shake for good. Here you will find wanderings and musings, photographs and commentary; the people, places, and happenings - past and present - of a small island town: my home town.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Captive Audience

Captain Rob Morrison had a trio of young boys (along with a dock-full of bystanders) in the palm of his hand the other day while filleting the afternoon's catch of sea bass at Lower Main Street's fishermen's pier. The boys were especially intrigued by the post-mortem movements of the body-less fish, the scientific reasons for which - the workings of the piscatory nervous system - being handily explained by the captain. I was impressed with Rob's knowledge (I would later learn that he has a degree in marine biology), as well as with his easy-going way with the boys (which is no wonder, since it was not long ago that the captain himself was a boy knocking around these docks).

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