Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2014/02/16

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Subject: [Leica] Oysters
From: images at (Tina Manley)
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 12:32:10 -0500
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Palmetto gets their oysters in daily from Apalachicola - the best oysters!
 The only problem with that is that, since the oysters are priced by the
dozen for the customers, but the owner pays by the pound, when the oysters
are really big, he doesn't order them!  I love the big ones and would be
willing to pay market price, but he says nobody else in York county would
pay over $6.99 a dozen!

I think the oysters beds in Apalachicola are pretty regulated - except for
the occasional BP contamination :-(


On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 12:14 PM, <lrzeitlin at> wrote:

>  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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