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OUR COMMERICAL
FISHING COMMUNITY

Stonington is proud to be home of the last commercial fishing fleet in the state of Connecticut.  For generations, local families have made their living by dedicating their professional life to the sea.  Despite significant industry challenges, their brave efforts and dogged determination have resulted in a bounty of incredible fresh lobsters, scallops, fish and more.  The seafood makes it way to the menus of our many outstanding restaurants in the region, to local markets and to the dinner tables of families throughout southeastern CT and southern RI. 

 

The buoys shown at the bottom of this page pay homage to the fishing industry and depict some of the boats that operate out of the Stonington Town Docks.  We appreciate the fishermen sharing the property with us this winter so that we can present the lobster trap tree for the community.  These 12 buoys will be gifted to the fishermen. 

 

To learn more about the fisherman and the businesses that operate out of the Stonington Town Docks, read this insightful article by Joe Wojtas of The Day.

https://www.theday.com/article/20210721/NWS01/210729856

FISHERMEN PROFILES

Josiah Dodge 

F/V Edrie and Logan 

Sunset Hill Fisheries

 

To say I am from a multi generational fishing family is an understatement. In 1661 my ancestor Trustrum Dodge was paid 3.5 acres to come to Block Island from the Massachusetts colony to fish so they could settle the island. We never really got away from that heritage very far.  I follow in my families history to feed my Community. Today I focus on local species such as fluke, scup, sea bass, and lobster. 

FISHERMEN BUOYS

Starbrite

Starbrite

Fishing Family: Joe & Nancy Gilbert Artist: Susan Pfeifer Scala Stonington, CT

Starbrite

Starbrite

Fishing Family: Joe & Nancy Gilbert Artist: Susan Pfeifer Scala Stonington, CT

Regulus

Regulus

Fishing Family: Joe & Nancy Gilbert Artist: Jeanette Vertentes North Stonington, CT

Regulus

Regulus

Fishing Family: Joe & Nancy Gilbert Artist: Jeanette Vertentes North Stonington, CT

Carlie A

Carlie A

Fisherman: Bob Smith Artist: Susan Pfeifer Scala Stonington, CT

Carlie A

Carlie A

Fisherman: Bob Smith Artist: Susan Pfeifer Scala Stonington, CT

Edrie And Logan

Edrie And Logan

Fisherman & Artist: Josiah Dodge Irish Rose Tattoos Pawcatuck, CT 860-961-3236

Edrie And Logan

Edrie And Logan

Fisherman & Artist: Josiah Dodge Irish Rose Tattoos Pawcatuck, CT 860-961-3236

Furious

Furious

Fishing Family: Joe & Nancy Gilbert Artist: Jillian Lauren Coventry, RI

Furious

Furious

Fishing Family: Joe & Nancy Gilbert Artist: Jillian Lauren Coventry, RI

Invictus

Invictus

Fishing Family: Joe & Nancy Gilbert Artist: Wendy Gencarelli Westerly, RI

Invictus

Invictus

Fishing Family: Joe & Nancy Gilbert Artist: Wendy Gencarelli Westerly, RI

Lil Bit

Lil Bit

Fisherman: Michael Snurkowski Artist: Susan Pfeifer Scala Stonington, CT

Lil Bit

Lil Bit

Fisherman: Michael Snurkowski Artist: Susan Pfeifer Scala Stonington, CT

Restless

Restless

Fisherman: Edwin Emery Artist: Susan Pfeifer Scala Stonington, CT

Restless

Restless

Fisherman: Edwin Emery Artist: Susan Pfeifer Scala Stonington, CT

Lady Lynn

Lady Lynn

Fisherman: Michael Grimshaw Artist: Susan Pfeifer Scala Stonington, CT

Lady Lynn

Lady Lynn

Fisherman: Michael Grimshaw Artist: Susan Pfeifer Scala Stonington, CT

Lobstah Kingz

Lobstah Kingz

Lobstah Kingz/Martha Elizabeth Fisherman & Artist: Matthew Maderia Stonington, CT

Lobstah Kingz

Lobstah Kingz

Lobstah Kingz/Martha Elizabeth Fisherman & Artist: Matthew Maderia Stonington, CT

Lobstah Kingz

Lobstah Kingz

Lobstah Kingz/Martha Elizabeth Fisherman & Artist: Matthew Maderia Stonington, CT

Lobstah Kingz

Lobstah Kingz

Lobstah Kingz/Martha Elizabeth Fisherman & Artist: Matthew Maderia Stonington, CT

Jenna Lynn II

Jenna Lynn II

Fisherman: Robert Guzzo Artist: Susan Pfeifer Scala Stonington, CT

Jenna Lynn II

Jenna Lynn II

Fisherman: Robert Guzzo Artist: Susan Pfeifer Scala Stonington, CT

Pocahantas

Pocahantas

Fisherman: Walter Roderick Artist: Susan Pfeifer Scala Stonington, CT

Pocahantas

Pocahantas

Fisherman: Walter Roderick Artist: Susan Pfeifer Scala Stonington, CT