Capt. Dan King, a former president of the East Hampton Town Baymen’s Association and a former town trustee, and Marsha King, his wife, have begun a Kickstarter.com campaign in support of a historical novel they are putting together, “A Fine Day for Fishing,” documenting “the death of a centuries-old way of life played out on a sandy beach,” according to a release. That is, “the ban on hauling a seine to catch striped bass.”
“Today . . . fish stocks have rebounded,” they write, “but now the baymen are disappearing.” They have invited supporters to view a video of Billy Joel’s song “Downeaster Alexa” on the Kickstarter site. Contributions can be made until Friday, Nov. 1.
A book launch and signing will take place on Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marine Museum on Bluff Road in Amagansett. Baymen will be on hand to give tours of exhibits. Ms. King can be reached at marshaking324@yahoo. com.