Saturday, August 16, 2008

shrimp boats - part 1

Stock Island, the next island north of Key West, is the industrial business end of the city. I got out there, not too long ago, to shoot the shrimpers.

This is what Key West looked like 30 or so years ago before the tourist economy kicked in, a pretty rough waterfront fishing town.

The shrimpers themselves are weathered old salts and, I'm told, They go out for days or a week at a time to do some really hard work.

When they get back to port , it figures they'd be sunburned, thirsty and pretty randy. (God knows, I would be. . .)

So after they've cashed-in their catches, I imagine them all heading into town where it's mostly every man for himself and hide the women!

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