Olivia (Tasha) Thomas, whose home this has been since 1978, is the daughter of a fisherman, Ernest “Zeke” Tasha Sr.; the sister of a fisherman, Ernest Tasha Jr.; the wife of a fisherman, Anthony L. Thomas Jr.; and the mother of a fisherman, Anthony L. “Tony” Thomas III, pictured here in the pilot house of Blue Ocean. Tony shared this house with his mother. A heart ailment ended his fishing career and then cut his life short in 2010, but he contributed mightily to the fishing history of Provincetown by being one of its champion guardians and chroniclers. His collection of photos, chart books, and other artifacts — and the knowledge he brought to them — were irreplaceable. He shared many of these with me just a few weeks before his death.
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