Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Oyster Dredgers

Today's picture shows two boys dredging for oysters. The picture was taken in 1911, in Mobile Bay. If you look carefully you can see the rake like cages on the bottom of the poles they are carrying.


  1. They look rather serious.

    I have never been boating, except in a little row boat on a very still pond, so I have only the slightest idea of what all those chains and rope are for.

    How is the lovely Miss EAM today? I am sure she is much better off at home.

  2. This is such a neat picture! Thank you!

  3. The tools the boys have are called oyster tongs. The boat could be a Chesapeake Bay Skipjack. They would tow dredges under sail to harvest oysters.


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