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Paul Pless
02-02-2017, 07:28 AM
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Paul Pless
02-02-2017, 07:29 AM
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Paul Pless
02-02-2017, 07:36 AM
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Paul Pless
02-02-2017, 07:39 AM
an old school shrimper

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Paul Pless
02-02-2017, 07:39 AM
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Paul Pless
02-02-2017, 07:42 AM
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mizzenman
02-02-2017, 07:55 AM
Tonging looks like a realy efficient way to wear ones back out!

oznabrag
02-02-2017, 08:05 AM
My father's old school friend, Conrad Durham, kept a 30+ foot, aluminum-hulled fishing boat at Apalachicola.

I spent many a fine Summer afternoon fishing for Speckled Trout there.

Paul Pless
02-02-2017, 08:08 AM
I spent many a fine Summer afternoon fishing for Speckled Trout there.i miss that, trolling clark spoons for specs, whites, and spanish

oznabrag
02-02-2017, 08:11 AM
Oh, the excitement when someone hooked a Spanish Mackerel!

I suppose it would be more accurate to say that I spent many a fine Summer afternoon watching my brother catch fish.

I've never managed to catch much of anything.

Ian McColgin
02-02-2017, 08:13 AM
Meg and I hope to drop in there once we begin our wanderings. They have a nice museum at which we must do a special homage.

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs002/1108867463049/archive/1110586279407.html

bamamick
02-02-2017, 08:39 AM
Still one of the most unspoiled areas along the northern Gulf Coast.

Mickey Lake

willmarsh3
02-02-2017, 09:35 AM
I go down there every so often. One of my favorite places on the Gulf coast.

Breakaway
02-02-2017, 10:54 AM
Tonging looks like a realy efficient way to wear ones back out!

A buddy of mine is a lifelong, full-time clam-digger. I was at the ramp with him one day when a bystander came over and said something like, " Man, your work must build some great muscles."

He replied, " Twenty-years ago it built muscle. Now all it does is tear cartilage."

Kevin

John of Phoenix
02-02-2017, 11:00 AM
Used to go dive bar hopping along the coast of the bay - a dozen oysters and cold Rolling Rock. There's no better oyster on the planet than from Apalachicola Bay.

Paul Pless
02-02-2017, 11:21 AM
Used to go dive bar hopping along the coast of the bay - a dozen oysters and cold Rolling Rock. There's no better oyster on the planet than from Apalachicola Bay.


Bud, pefjr, y'all remember him? He used to live there, may have grown up there. . .
Man, he used to go on and on about the oysters
They are good oysters, sweet and fat, not as briney as some from colder waters which I also like. Most of the oyster bars throughout Alabama and Georgia source their oysters from Apalachicola these days.

CWSmith
02-02-2017, 12:10 PM
There's no better oyster on the planet than from Apalachicola Bay.

I'm not saying you're wrong, but I would like to be called in as a judge to help settle the matter. :)

John of Phoenix
02-02-2017, 12:16 PM
I'm not saying you're wrong, but I would like to be called in as a judge to help settle the matter. :)Oh man, that would be a helluva great contest. :)

There used to be an authentic (born and raised in Lafayette, LA) Cajun restaurant here in Phoenix that had them flown in but it's been ages since I found any place that serves them.

amish rob
02-02-2017, 12:22 PM
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Let me see your tongs...:)

Peace,
Sisqo

Ian McColgin
02-02-2017, 04:08 PM
"There's no better oyster on the planet than from Apalachicola Bay." [#15]

So good they must be cooked. Wellfleet (and some other Cape Cod) oysters are fantastic raw.

JamesCaird
02-02-2017, 09:41 PM
Ian- I may make it over to Appalachicola again this winter but I am not expecting much progress on Golden Ball since last time. Personally, I do not see any historical connection between that boat or Heritege to Appalachicola and its history, other than they are there now.

oznabrag
02-03-2017, 08:07 AM
Bud, pefjr, y'all remember him? He used to live there, may have grown up there. . .
Man, he used to go on and on about the oysters
They are good oysters, sweet and fat, not as briney as some from colder waters which I also like. Most of the oyster bars throughout Alabama and Georgia source their oysters from Apalachicola these days.

As I recall, Peffy was from Valdosta, which ain't no fur piece.

Ian McColgin
02-03-2017, 08:21 AM
I think Golden Ball ended up at that museum because the former owner was desperate to find any home where she could be properly restored, the project being a bit too big for him. Too big for me also. That's why I went with building Meg from new. And I hear that another LFH ketch, Mobjack? is there. Golden Ball was designed for the Florida Gulf Coast so it makes some sense. Hope they can get funding to keep on.

JamesCaird
02-03-2017, 09:02 AM
First Meadowlark (LOON) built was for Bob Gibbs of Pocasset, Mass. Eight years later he wanted a bigger boat and having been in contact through those years with LFH with regard to Meadowlarks, he opted for a version of LFH's "Tranquilo" which he named "Golden Ball" for an old family vessel. He did take it to Gulf Coast Florida. But I don't see that it has anything to do with Appalachicola history. As you say, it was any port in a storm. Heritage I believe is a LFH Mobjack model originally built for John Kendall in Marion, Mass. Originally named Catriona or Quark, don't remember which one as John Kendall had both built at the same time. One is Mobjack and the other is Bounty. Funny thing: he was thinking of building one or the other and couldn't decide. I was over at his house looking at the plans and said, "Why not build them both? It's not about the money is it?"