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The Oyster Industry of New Jersey (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 12 sep 2013

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... Which to the flattes dance many a winter's jigge, To dive for cockles and to dig for clams, Whereby her lazy husband's guts she crams." Sir George Carteret, mentions as an inducement to colonists whom he wants to settle in the region about the mouth of the Raritan, that the Bay (i. e. of New York) and Hudson River "are plentifully stored with sturgeon, great bass and other scale fish, eels, and shell fish, as oysters, etc., in great plenty and easy to take." The truth of the above assertion is fully borne out by these extracts from letters taken from Smith's "History of New Jersey," which were written from what is now Perth Amboy to parties in England, somewhere about 1686. "And at Amboy Point and several other places, there is abundance of brave oysters." "Oysters I think, would serve all England." "We have one thing more particular to us, which the others want also, which is vast oyster banks, which is the constant fresh victuals during the winter to English as well as Indians; of these there are many all along our coasts from the sea as high as against New York, whence they come to fetch them." "Oyster shells upon the point to make lime withal, which will wonderfully accommodate us in building good houses (of stone) cheap, warm for winter and cool for summer." "We have store of clams, esteemed much better than oysters; on festivals the Indians feast with them; there are schallops (scallops), but in no great plenty." Just how far up the Hudson River this "store" of oysters extended is not definitely known. The Rev. Samuel Lockwood is quoted by Ingersoll as placing the highest point where they ever flourished, at Tellers Point near Sing Sing. Another authority, Captain Metzgar, quoted by Ingersoll, mentioned Rockland Lake as the...

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