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 Slideshare.net. 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.

2 comments:

  1. Note:

    "They extended at least to the Mass Ave bridge and may have been found all the way to the Harvard Bridge"

    Someone is confused. The Mass ave. bridge IS the Harvard bridge. Named for John Harvard, not the school. The bridge between Allston and JFK st/Harvard sq. is not the "Harvard" bridge. That is the Anderson bridge.

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