About the Author
Tiggie Peluso arrived on Cape Cod in 1946 after serving in the Army in World War II, to begin a career in commercial fishing. He became proficient in four separate types of fishing - longlining for cod, haddock and halibut; shellfishing for scallops, quahaugs, and clams; rod and reel and flyfishing for striped bass; and fresh water fishing - an unusual achievement. He was one of the founding members and president of the Chatham Seafood Coop, the second largest fisherman's cooperative in New England. His early fishing experiences, come to life in Tiggie. He passed away in 2008.