Southold Historical Society: ‘Menhaden Fishing on Eastern Long Island’ / February 8

Southold Historical Society’s Winter Lecture Series continues with “Menhaden Fishing on Eastern Long Island”


February 8, 2019 at 4pm

Peconic Landing Auditorium, 1500 Brecknock Rd. Greenport


Southold Historical Society in partnership with Peconic Landing continues its Winter Lecture Series on February 8 with “Menhaden Fishing on Eastern Long Island”, a talk by Amy Folk.

From the earliest days of settlement in Southold, menhaden, known locally as “bunker”, have played an important role in the lives of residents.  Whether cooked and eaten or spread over and plowed into fields as fertilizer, the fish has been ever present in the daily lived of residents – until recently.  Amy Folk, who is the Southold Historical Society Manager of Collections, Southold Town Historian and the Oysterponds Historical Society, will talk about the importance of the menhaden industry on the North Fork including its decline.

Southold Historical Society Executive Director, Deanna Witte-Walker, states, ‘Amy is the perfect person to present a lecture on menhaden.  I recall how she immersed herself in the topic when writing the book “Munnawhatteaug, The Last Days of the Menhaden Industry on Eastern Long Island”. 

The lecture will be held in the Peconic Landing Community Center’s auditorium at 1500 Brecknock Rd., Greenport, NY  11944 on February 8, 2019 at 4pm.  Admission is free.  RSVP is recommended by calling 631.765.5500.

For more information on this event or any other society programs, please call 631.765.5500 or visit



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