Wednesday, August 10

CULTIVATED SOUTH: WORKING ON THE APALACHICOLA BAY



This year's programming theme, the Cultivated South, is about more than digging in the dirt. It's also about raising soft-shell crabs, harvesting shrimp, and tonging for oysters.

We invite you to revisit the subjects of our 2006 oral history project Florida's Forgotten Coast, an in-depth look at the seafood industry that depends on the Apalachicola Bay and the bounty found within its waters.

The interview featured above is with A. L. "Unk" Quick, an oysterman out of Eastpoint, Florida, who started working the bay at the age of 17. Amy Evans Streeter, our oral historian who conducted these interviews, is still in contact with Unk. Today, he's even more disheartened by the state of his beloved bay.