• Joe Leonard Oyster House

    June 22, 2010

    Our neighbor and fellow oyster farmer Gary M. heard about our oyster shack documentation project and stopped by the other day with a collection of old photos to share.

    The oyster shack pictured below stands at the mouth of the Waketikeh Creek, the drainage immediately north of the Hamma Hamma. It’s an old CCC cabin that was dragged down to the waterfront in the early 1940s. Between 1943 and 1945 several additions were built onto the building, as you can see in the photos below. The building was used as a shucking shack up until the 1980s, when Gary, who owns the property, decided not to upgrade it to meet changes in State health code.


    Joe Leonard Oyster, 1943 (above) and 1945 (below)


    Joe Leonard oyster house today:



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