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Two Oyster Boats, ShellPile NJ

Freshly painted with their oystering license numbers on the wheelhouse, two oysterboats on the Maurice River.  These began life as working sailboats, but the masts are long gone.  Sometimes the stub of a mast remains.  The oystering machinery for sorting and such sits on the front deck of the boat.  Oysters are "farmed" on the trawl with a dredge.

Two Oyster Boats, ShellPile NJ

Freshly painted with their oystering license numbers on the wheelhouse, two oysterboats on the Maurice River. These began life as working sailboats, but the masts are long gone. Sometimes the stub of a mast remains. The oystering machinery for sorting and such sits on the front deck of the boat. Oysters are "farmed" on the trawl with a dredge.

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