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Subject: [Leica] Oysters
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:21:23 +0100
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Well, I used to eat oysters a lot when I was in graduate school in 
Gainesville, 100 miles from the coast. I sometimes wondered whether the 
oysters had been properly stored and all that, but usually another pitcher 
of beer took care of such concerns. I lived.

Nathan Wajsman
(sent from somewhere)

Den 16/02/2014 kl. 18.14 skrev lrzeitlin at

> Tina,
> This is why oysters were so cheap. Keep your medical insurance paid up. 
> The following is an extract from "PUFFIN: An Intracoastal Waterway Log or 
> 28 Days Before the Mast." I do hope conditions have changed since I 
> published this a couple of decades ago.
>    "We passed many fishing boats along the waterway in South Carolina and 
> a couple of oyster dredges. The oyster boats scoured the bottom with a 
> conveyer belt system that scooped up everything on the river bed and 
> brought it to the surface on its moving belt. Crewmen picked out the 
> desirable oysters and clams from amidst the old tires and shoes before the 
> belt rotated downward toward the bottom again. The residue was dumped back 
> in the water. These boats appeared to pay not the slightest attention to 
> the signs?posted every few hundred yards?prohibiting oyster dredging in 
> polluted areas. Raw oysters and clams suddenly dropped several places on 
> my seafood appetizer list.?
>    Several small boats were loaded so heavily with oysters that the 
> gunwales were only an inch or two above the water. A slight wave would 
> have swamped them and liberated the oysters. We stopped for the night at 
> Cedar Creek, the last potential anchorage before crossing Pamlico Sound."
> Larry Z
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