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General News · 1st May 2015
SEAFEST Volunteers / Susanna
OL’ TYME STORIES FROM 43 YEARS OF OYSTER FARMING

A beach lease on Plunger Pass had one hundred thousand baby oysters eaten by crabs in one month,

until the new farmers figured out to cover the seed with nets.

One farmer used to stand in big tubs of hot water when grading oysters to try and keep his feet warm.

Two boats were so loaded with oysters for delivery to the Gorge ramp that the boats sank, still

containing the oysters.

An oyster farmer was escorted by twelve wolves, six pacing on either side of him, as he walked to his

beach to work the night tide on Marina Island.

NEW TIME STORIES FROM 20 YEARS OF OYSTER FESTIVALING

An early version of the Seafood Festival included a pancake breakfast.

An inventive volunteer once spread out on a lawn and washed 48 heads of romaine lettuce with a

garden hose.

One year Festival musicians had a movable bandstand on the back of a flatbed truck.

Once a large festival tent blew over, and yet everyone just kept on cooking and enjoying the party.

Be part of the party; help create more stories. See you at SEAFEST 2015 at the Gorge Harbour Marina on Saturday May 16th.