Lynn’s Oyster House – Eastpoint FL

1 Nov

Lynn’s Oyster House supplies oysters to many local seafood restaurants

This weathered but functional oyster boat was floating just behind Lynn’s

The unheralded but essential shuckers at Lynn’s flop the briny oysters in plastic tubs before discarding the shells down the shoots you see above. Their job is a thankless (and dangerous) one. If carpel tunnel syndrome doesn’t get you, then the loss of your hearing (or a digit) might. The shuckers employ a high speed grinder to assist them in opening the heavily armoured bi-valves. These grinders can easily saw off a finger, so extreme caution and precision is required. Typical weekday shifts for the shuckers here are from 6 a.m. until about 1 p.m. This job is not for the lazy nor the faint of heart. God bless ’em all!

Here’s Allen’s Seafood — another market along “The Forgotten Coast”

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