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This soul-testing occupation, labor-intensive and dangerous, usually in frigid environment and in the face of seemingly inexhaustible harvest, is what Catherine Howell captured in Oyster Shuckers, on this month's cover.
He watches a Tall Ships race in the capital, Dublin, surfs in the West, and meets a family of oyster openers hoping to retain the world championship title, the lucky shuckers.
Romano initially opened a thriving Shuckers seafood restaurant modeled after one he pioneered in Florida.
Scott Burton Experiencea traditional Parisianb rasseriea t Le Stella Unlike better-known tourist traps with stunning premises but formulaic food, Le Stella is one of the last privately owned Paris brasseries and three uniformed oyster shuckers do duty outside knocking seven bells out of every conceivable type of shellfish.
It is very rare that you will find a company willing to go back to the old ways, but we have 40 or 50 guys come in at 4:30 in the morning to work as clam shuckers.
The lives and livelihoods of fishermen and oyster shuckers were being destroyed.
It's sailors and sea captains," says Paula Johnson, the exhibit's project director and co-curator, "but it's also oyster shuckers and passengers on steamers.
My dad and his brother were considered some of the better corn shuckers of this area, so they wanted to see what the national champions looked like when they were doing their thing.
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel's Shuckers oyster bar is typical, offering steamed clams, crab cocktail, chili spice popcorn shrimp, creamy chowder, tuna and tempura prawns.
Over 50 mini-gadget items are available in clear buckets for easy display and include apple machines, egg rings, corn items, clam and oyster shuckers, measuring cups and spoons, tea and coffee items, spatulas, whisks, graters.
By 1900, thousands of tons of the pearl oyster shells lay in heaps along the Venezuelan coasts and in smaller quantities on the Colombian coast, where they had been left for centuries by oyster shuckers (Kunz and Stevenson, 1908).