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

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Subject: [Leica] Oysters
From: sonc.hegr at (Sonny Carter)
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 12:05:24 -0600
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Larry skis but does not eat oysters?  

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Sonny Carter

> On Feb 16, 2014, at 11:32 AM, Tina Manley <images at> wrote:
> 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 :-(
> Tina
>> 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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