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In History's Wake, The Last Trap Fishermen of Rhode Island

Cory and her daughter
Photo by Markham Starr

In History's Wake, The Last Trap Fishermen of Rhode Island features forty photographs by Markham Starr that capture the stories of the state’s trap fishermen and women.

Working with the last four trap fishing families in the Narragansett Bay area, Starr spent time on the docks, went to sea with the fishermen, and photographed them at work. The striking black and white images are accompanied by oral histories, poignantly documenting the industry before it disappears.

A collaborative project of South County Museum in Narragansett, Rhode Island, Markham Starr, and Historic New England, In History’s Wake is partially funded by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. The exhibition debuted at the South County Museum from June 12 to September 3, 2011. Contact us for more information.

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In History's Wake, The Last Trap Fishermen of Rhode Island