My friend Helen Hurd is an aide in his classroom and suggested I do a little presentation for his students.
I brought in a big striped bass mount and some fishing gear that I use. They were very excited about everything and seemed to enjoy it very much.
I did a little talk about the Nautical history of Long Island. I focused on the importance of both the recreational and commercial fishing communities are to the economy and heritage of Long Island.
I also tried to convey to them that there were career opportunities available to them in the fishing industry.
The entire class was well behaved and a lot of fun to be around. It has been twelve years since I have been in a classroom and I liked it as much as they did.
Mr. Greco is a great and dedicated teacher. The children love him and he is a great role model.
Another great day but today not on the water.
Captain Al Lorenzetti