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.

1 comment:

  1. The "Historic Record of Oysters in Boston Harbor" offers a fascinating and detailed account of the ecological and cultural significance of oysters in the Boston area, spanning several centuries. This comprehensive study meticulously traces the rise, decline, and recent efforts towards the restoration of oyster populations in Boston Harbor, providing insights into both the environmental impact and the socio-economic factors involved. The narrative is enriched with historical references, scientific data, and engaging anecdotes, painting a vivid picture of how oysters were once a cornerstone of both the local ecosystem and the community's livelihood.
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