Tiggie: The Lure and Lore of Commercial Fishing in New England

by Charles "Tiggie" Peluso &  Sandy Macfarlane

God, no, I thought to myself. I wasn’t looking forward to that detail. I knew I could count on some ranting and raving from Tiggie and maybe from some of the other fishermen who landed their catch there, too.

Scallop season was in full swing. The season opened on November first and lasted through the winter, if there were enough scallops and if the bay didn’t freeze over. It was the third week in December, and there were still about twenty guys fishing. These were the commercial fishermen who made their entire living from fishing, not the people who took a two-week vacation at the beginning of the season to get a little cash ahead.

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