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Blue crabs 1948 - 49 ****** mikeef5@msn.com

At the age of 18 - 19 I would borrow my fathers 1938 4 door Plymouth. Drive from Elizabeth (Bayway) N.J. about 35 miles to Leonardo, N.J. Commercial fishing area, buy bushels of blue claw crabs, 8 or 9 bushel. The usual price per bushel (are you ready?) was a dollar, that's right one buck. About 8 dozen crabs in the bushel. I would drive them to Park Ave. Linden near the exit of the then ESSO Refinery, now EXXON. Put up my sign "Live crabs $1 dollar a dozen. The cops got thiers free. I would make about $60 in one day. Gasoline was 11 cents a gallon. If I had leftovers I would drive them to a couple of bars down Elizabethport sold for $3 a bushel. Got stuck one Xmas ( couldn't give them away) Threw them into the Eliz. river. QUIT.

 
Comments (3)
3 Sunday, 28 September 2014 21:41
Hey, that's me Mike. Forgot to say the guys working at ESSO (now EXXON) were making about $ 40 dollars.
I still like the SEA and crabbing is good in the Shrewsbury River from the Highlands to Red Bank.

Check me out www.mymoulinrouge.com
wwwbbz1.us
www.bestboatzincs.com
This patent could make myself and YOU millions!
CIAO, MIKE
2 Sunday, 28 September 2014 21:41
Hey, that's me Mike. Forgot to say the guys working at ESSO (now EXXON) were making about $ 40 dollars.
I still like the SEA and crabbing is good in the Shrewsbury River from the Highlands to Red Bank.

Check me out www.mymoulinrouge.com
wwwbbz1.us
www.bestboatzincs.com
This patent could make myself and YOU millions!
CIAO, MIKE
1 Sunday, 28 September 2014 21:41
Hey, that's me Mike. Forgot to say the guys working at ESSO (now EXXON) were making about $ 40 dollars.
I still like the SEA and crabbing is good in the Shrewsbury River from the Highlands to Red Bank.

Check me out www.mymoulinrouge.com
wwwbbz1.us
www.bestboatzincs.com
This patent could make myself and YOU millions!
CIAO, MIKE

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