The ditch that divided Nantucket

Dodson, J.
April 1992
Yankee;Apr92, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p80
Examines the controversy over the rights of Nantucket residents to dig trenches to let their ponds run into the ocean twice a year. The fight has been between environmentalists and year-round residents, led by scallop fisherman Steve Scannell. State of Massachusetts' ban on Nantucket trenches; Scannell's attempts to bring case to court by being arrested; Conflict between residents and wealthy `off-islanders'; Scannell's comments on his fight.


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