The Central Railroad of New Jersey built this long complex of 30 sheds in 1904 to process oysters that were harvested from the Delaware Bay. Originally, oysters were shipped in their shells via the railroad. Shucking, or removing oysters from their . . . — — Map (db m64333) HM
According to Megan Wren, director of the Bayshore Discovery Center, “Bivalve is a gritty, working waterfront (town) that a casual visitor might call ‘lost in time’. Someone who knows the place a little better would probably use words like . . . — — Map (db m64381) HM
The Maurice River watershed (pronounced Morris) is an area of 386 square miles that includes part of the Pinelands National Reserve, other pine, cedar and maple woodlands and agricultural lands, as well as, urban and suburban properties. The river . . . — — Map (db m64497) HM
The Maurice River and its tributaries to the Delaware Bay have played a significant role in Southern New Jersey’s cultural landscape and shaped its diverse people—generation after generation.
Its resources, particularly fish and shellfish, . . . — — Map (db m64337) HM
1. Oystermen harvested oysters from the Maurice River Cove by a dredge or tongs.
2. Oysters were off-loaded from schooners into floats along the banks of the Maurice River where they were left to fatten and to remove impurities.
3. Oysters . . . — — Map (db m64392) HM
5. Oysters were counted into bushel baskets.
6. Bushels were consolidated into sacks or barrels.
7. Sacks or barrels were wheeled on hand trucks through the alley way and were loaded into the awaiting boxcars.
Shucking The practice of . . . — — Map (db m64393) HM
The Schooner AJ MEERWALD is on the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places and is representative of an important vessel type, the “new style” Jersey oyster schooner. The “old style” schooner had a clipper bow . . . — — Map (db m64340) HM