Oyster bateau and scow
ddr-densho-15-116 (Legacy UID: denshopd-p15-00116)
The scow (upper right) and oyster bateau (lower right) harvested oysters together. The scow was equipped with a winch-operated dredge, which was lowered and dragged across the oyster beds at high tide. Oysters were then loaded onto the bateau and delivered to the processing plant. Both scows and bateaux had to be towed.
Courtesy of the Mitsuoka Family Collection