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ok. i democratically a welcome you to attend your island virginia it's a little island the middle of the chesapeake bay and of a genocide and i come back county for a population around four hundred seventy people give or take. ever most or pay for independent water money are fisherman crabbers and other twenty percent are where our tug boat captains are our tanker mun are are our second mates on the six. so far we're holding on to ourself but erosion has taken taken us a way slowly but other than dad everybody saves their vacant and right now worried by to future but being a waterman you are a day by day and not you can't worry about tomorrow you have to get by today and and you hope the morning you wake up there's
a new light. you get up but if it does you'll get up to thirty. posts on three o'clock in the morning. i'm surprised. it's so fresh ready for market. for the order driving very. degrading when you sam alito. and. thomas john roberts. and. condi rice and i am called for. a conservative group. oh they can get a mainly. for the be taken too. so we put. the phrase ready for
this you make. i want to become a saint want to say i crossed. in my own sea of my mother i've climbed. this just about right here was called my ten year you know the forty two foot twin day show by now they replaced because you know i had to get out of there because a medical problem and that it was a really good job i really mesh it. so now i just sit here and stare across the water instead of out there riding up and down the water. just watching that all wash away it's just i just noticed this since i was a little boy you know i just wish now i pay attention it's go to baby i got education maybe how. you would want to get a kid. taylor. and i.
are just islanders jess rankin i know i know or sink in but i also a road rap and. picture of tangier island before the channel was cut for right here is where jerry's boat yard. ole dish. there's gold. oh here. go way up there. and go all. the crap crabbing season begins. around the middle of march and runs to the end of november and a cry observed when there are your state very down in the bottom in. the one of them under water temperature gets up to fifty degrees east are both going to run
again. rampage and you're all in the chesapeake bay probably one of the best areas in the country fall for it. or is dark red you stink you cook the hard prep infected meat out of it and the soft bread you can eat all all fresh walls and all . of our main deaths are made on the summer to. make as much money off get through the winter. it's very difficult for women on the job because most jobs is on the water and the galleys you know young boys or me and you know they cry and they crave great. says oh restaurants you can find a job a waitress in babysit for moms who work. maybe storekeeper
you know at the grocery store or at the ice cream places. some balance here work at the museum but basically that's all the work related on the air. some people like to the place themselves but that this is normal competitive that you have and they get on with your parents you also fair with a room and. living by yourself can sometimes not be good and it's become and i say we don't want that to have a good time we want to have a good experience your first apartment this is very real you may live there that's a whole lot of little solar. our island has limited occupations on it
so therefore a lot of these children have interests with things that are not available on the island and therefore when they go off and get their college or training they will have to go to other areas to get into. a few of them may end up back on the island because of having a health center here or school here but other than that they are not going to be finding a job on the island they may come back and retire but they're not going to be working here when they're right out of college or trading. for a. set up let's see if. i can find them i can't that's what. she writes here you can see things in your life. and see.
this trail. that's a pretty one. but it's sharp or oh it just that's a kind of went down between two pieces of wood and then they they wrote it tight. and used it for spears. and for an arrow. but when there's a lot of history and the arrow heads. we're not sure when we were settled but we were discovered sixteen away and we had our four hundred anniversary in two thousand and eight and that was a big deal on the island so that was really special but indians were here thousands of years before we all were.
i don't find places like that very often. they just don't exist anymore you don't have these pristine beaches where you can just. reflect and watch and learn from from what you see. it would be a real shame for the silane to disappear there's a way of life here that's unique to. this country the the crabbers the oystermen and so forth it's very hard life and yet we get to enjoy the fruits of their labor but it's also special to me because there aren't very many places left where you can see the diversity of wildlife where the wildlife has a place to stop birds come through here from south america heading up the bay
heading towards their nesting grounds and a lot of them stop over here it's important for the survival of various species. and we're losing more and more of this type of habitat part of it as sea level rise part of it is just a natural changes to it storms and so forth that just happens. but it would be a shame to see this totally wiped out. every time there's a hurricane of this place is always at risk it's slides they try to evacuate people lots of times people won't go because they want to stay with their houses but the bottom line is that creates problems coastguard and whatever has to worry about the island of the people that are living here and they would rather them leave the island is shrinking every year because the government money they've got to worry about the people being here so they feel that really the people should leave and
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really all it would be one two three. and it was a party to. the decision he couldn't pull dylan if for he's a little blue. for. example ideas especially things involving children tend to draw people live. such a close knit community you high of you know it's a rare thing to have a family. as a mother and father and a have both sets of grandparents and sometimes great grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins and you know living really in the same community so. maybe taking part in doing something here a disadvantage day but my mother and father will come my wife's mother and
father will my wife's grandfather make my wife's sister who is much older ones may come so. maybe the summer. is. panama and she's been a dinner out for a couple years now we're down to for the winter on in summer golf in fact here. i'll feed her in a little bit. interests are. probably. is my. feel consumption a quart of fuel on board not good. when you've been here about
fifteen minutes every day make a pretty good. chance crab out of the sea if they had a few other houses they usually keep some talk themselves you know to get some. folks on. we look out for each other we get competitive some calls with the kids that somebody is in trouble or deal with goes pull together come together and help . everybody just. sort of like off like a big family. thank you. do you feel bad and james and screech is the mayor of. that even though he's his name is james eskridge is he is known even in the newspapers as. when james was a very small boy apparently they had
a rooster and he couldn't say verster but he could say cougar and that's where that nickname came in has stuck with him his entire life even the newspapers call him for eskridge one of the benefits here live and don't have to fight to try to get oh oh. well everything i do is learn how to warm on the water and i believe this will help me in life on the time being i'll be working on the worst day oh. i would lloyd. just not enough money in it and i figure time close next best thing is still on the war. the government is trying to you don't want to because there's the government saying we are kilo of crime it's not really stood still rockfish population gets to put the wrong women on it now durban third most
cut it down. so you believe we have a part of it that is protected so why have you done to make sure that our current is protected in the future or what have you done to ensure that we will get us the wall right each of you have written letters that's right you've written to our president your fridge to our governor our you've written to our state and local and national officials as well and that of course is one of the greatest forms of patriotism not only is patriotism love for your nation or love for your state but patriotism is also for your small island tangier. the seawall that we're looking to get in the future in the next few years is going to be just across from
this one this is the west entrance to endure our birth. but it's such a great set such a wall at opening when we get storms in wind from the west the northwest swells or waves stroll right into the harbor so we're actually trying to. make it a smaller opening here so it'll protect. right and using boats and dollars as you're coming in to the harbor here you can see over to your way off. off all the six sort of crab shanties that storms have destroyed because there's no protection here. there's just a graveyard. this is. my mom and dad over error that's my brother in law are all. playing crocket a friend plus cows and. horses boat and major murray. and they always want a crab pot. but.
some opposition want to be buried here she said you. were away from the end but i tolerate she better bar i mean. not to say if i'm in a safe i told her i'm a twist in tired and i want a horror every other night. so we're worth a place that used to be used to be up for the small community was actually it was another community called a cease fire here in this direction which it's completely out in the water now. purges over here and yes now for more of the small mobile home is others want to treat out here and several homes in a small schoolhouse and. it was a thraldom community of one. right here or somebody here graves it or here and one
of the graveyard you can see it in here. this is a true it's. one of the seams from thank you. and there were numerous graves here and there was also another brick. yard which went into water a couple years ago. so when they were burying these folks they were well inland and on very all the ground and now there are god into war. that's that's what we don't want happen to taint your all and we want to get some protection and make sure that we don't go into the chesapeake bay like uppers did in other communities. watch and.