Oct 14, 2010

Jamaica Bay Oyster History

an oyster pushcart selling Jamaica Bay Oysters

Did you know that :

Canarsee Indians dug clams
and oysters west of Coney Islands in Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn and Queens. Oysters were plentiful and popular with European settlers, but by 1810, the natural beds showed signs of exhaustion. In a short time, oyster planting and cultivation became a major metropolitan industry. From 1880 to 1920, New York was the undisputed oyster capital of the United States.

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