Whaling Captains of Color

Whaling Captains of Color America's First Meritocracy By Skip Finley By Monica Allard Cox Whaling was not a profession most crew members would choose if they had better options. Skip Finley paints a harrowing picture of whaling and how its very nature—dangerous,...

Wampum Craft

Wampum Craft The Power of a Purple Shell By Sarah Schumann | Photographs by Marianne Lee Wampum beads by Kristen Wyman Wampum artisans Allen Hazard of the Narragansett Indian Tribe, Josh Carter of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Kristen Wyman of the Natick...

Liberian-styled Fried Fish

Liberian-styled Fried Fish This versatile dish may be made with whole or boneless fish and with or without hot peppers, depending on your preference. LIBERIAN-STYLE FRIED FISH Serves 2-3 people  Ingredients 2-3 whole scup or other local fish (if using a smaller fish...

King of the Bay

King of the Bay JODY KING FINDS HIS PASSION IN QUAHOGGING By Ellen Liberman | Photographs by Jesse Burke Jody King has been quahogging in Narragansett Bay for over 30 years. TWO ROCKS, ONE CLAM. Quahogger Jody King bags the latter, tosses the former, and repositions...

In Times of Hardship, Saved by the Sea

In Times of Hardship, Saved by the Sea By Sarah Schumann | Portraits by Jesse Burke   SEVERAL YEARS AGO, A WOMAN APPROACHED MY TABLE as I offered seafood for sale at a Providence farmers market. Instead of gravitating towards the gleaming fillets of striped bass...