River fish­ing in­dus­try fo­cus of au­thor’s talk

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

Ver­non Ben­jamin of Sauger­ties, a jour­nal­ist, au­thor and col­lege in­struc­tor, will speak on “The Last of the Seine Fish­er­men” at Eso­pus Town Hall, 284 Broad­way, at 4 p.m. Nov. 19.

The lec­ture is spon­sored by the Klyne Eso­pus Mu­seum as part of the Roger Ma­bie Speaker’s Se­ries.

Through the eyes of a Hud­son Val­ley fish­er­man and his fam­ily, he will ex­am­ine what hap­pened to the com­mer­cial fish­ing in­dus­try on the Hud­son River and how wa­ter­front com­mu­ni­ties have adapted to eco­nomic changes. Ben­jamin will also dis­cuss his most re­cent book, “His­tory of the Hud­son Val­ley: From the Civil War to Mod­ern Times.” Ad­mis­sion is free. Ben­jamin, an ad­junct lec­turer in Hud­son River Val­ley His­tory and Art His­tory at Marist Col­lege for 12 years, pre­vi­ously served as a Sauger­ties town su­per­vi­sor and Ul­ster County leg­is­la­tor. He is also a Sauger­ties Li­brary trustee.

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