"Ooker" Eskridge, Mayor of Tangier Island - Photos by Tanner Latham

"Ooker" Eskridge, Mayor of Tangier Island - Photos by Tanner Latham

James “Ooker” Eskridge is a waterman who has lived on Tangier Island, Virginia, his whole life. In this interview with him, Ooker talks about being the Chesapeake Bay island’s mayor (population 450), the dwindling interest in working in the seafood industry, and the island’s distinct Cornwall, England-tinged accent.