Sunday, February 20, 2011

HIstoric Record of Oysters in Boston Harbor Harpoon Oyster Event a Success!

History of Oysters In Boston

Two of our interns have put work into finding information on oysters in Colonial Boston.Shira Bleicher and Laura Olivier have visited archives and libraries seeking information that is not available at first blush. We have agglomerated this information in the following presentation that is pasted on Their fine work is greatly appreciated.

In summary, the lower Charles had oysters on both the Cambridge and Back Bay sides. They extended at least to the Mass Ave bridge and may have been found all the way to the Harvard Bridge. Here is a link to the presentation  Historical Record of Oysters in Boston

Shira Bleicher setting up an experiment.

Laura Olivier measuring some oysters with David Fields.

Thank you for joining us at the Harpoon Beer Tasting-

A good time was had by all. Special thanks to Corie and the Harpoon Brewery Team as well as Skip and the Island Creek Oyster Team. Both organizations have excellent, tasty products.

Special Thank You shout outs to
  • Bob Eschenback for shucking 400 oysters in 90 minutes!
  • Chris Yim and Hannah Dale for manning the front door.
  • Rachel Hoch for overseeing the shucking table.

Josh Hoch welcomes the crowd.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Beer Tasting and $1 oysters Great TED video about Oyster restoration in NYC

Beer Tasting February 16th- Great Writeup on New York Oyster Restoration- We are behind!

MOP will be sponsoring a beer tasting on February 16 at the Harpoon Brewery at 306 Northern Avenue in Boston from 5:30-7:00 pm. There is a suggested donation of $10 per person. We also will have Island Creek oysters for $1 each. To sign up go to our MOP/Harpoon beer tasting event page on Facebook.      For directions to the Brewery go to this map link.  [Image]

Several friends have forwarded a link to this video of a vision for oysters in a challenged area of New York Harbor. In some ways this reminds me of Fort Point Channel.

Kate Orff TED Video.

It is delightful seeing a grand vision for master oyster restoration to an urban harbor. She lays out the vision well. Can Boston get equally inspired? Can we make that a reality? Only with your help.