Ernie Mance Jr. holding a freshly Caught Sturgeon in Alexandria Bay

Ernie Mance, Jr. holding a large sturgeon he had just caught on the St. Lawrence River. Mance owned a marina called Mance Marine Basin, tore down buildings while the seaway was being built , and fished sturgeon for years, until they stopped issuing licenses for them in the mid-1970s. Circa 1970. Alexandria Bay, NY. Courtesy of Ernie Mance III.

Listen to a story from Ernie Mance Jr.’s son, Ernie Mance III, tell a story about a time the Mances were tearing down a building and witnessed a shipwreck on the St. Lawrence River. 

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