Before we go in I want to show you where the oysters arrived in the past. It’s here at the dock but that’s another story. The oysters arrive in the early morning hours and are dumped into big metal baskets that are then picked up by a forklift and put in a hopper where they make their way to the conveyor baskets. These baskets are dumped when needed by a shucker on the line. The oyster is opened by grinding on a bench grinder the hinge at the back of the shell, inserting the knife cutting the top adductor muscle then freeing the underside of the oyster from its shell. This fresh delicacy then goes into a stainless steel container. Each container holds about 8 pounds of oysters. Some days the shuckers work opening oysters 5 to 6 hours. These professionals are paid by the pound and a good shucker can fill three containers an hour. Today they opened 135,000 oysters. The oysters are then processed, cleaned and packed in gallon containers, iced and shipped nationwide for all to enjoy.
This is another of my Out and About series. In this clip I am talkng with and associate of mine at EXiT Preferred Realty, her name is Patty McCool. Patty talks about her beloved town of Chesapeake City and how she and her daughters have made it their home. Patty also shares her outlook on life and how it applies to her real estate business.
Posted on January 4, 2012 - 02:22 PM
by Rich Cotton
Welcome To My New Out and About Series
Hi. This is my introductory video for my new Out and About Series. You will meet some great people who work and play along the shore. We will certainly visit area restaraunts, quaint towns and some very interesting attractions. I will be concentrating on places along Marylands beautiful Eastern Shore, but you never know where I might pop up, so stay tuned.