Join us at the Colleton Museum & Farmers Market July 24 at 1 pm for a book signing and talk by retired Shrimp Boat Captain Woody Collins of Seabrook, South Carolina. Captain Collins has recently published a coffee table book that chronicles the history of the shrimping industry and those who earned their living from it in the Lowcountry, South Carolina, going back to the late 1800s until the present day. Titled “Where Have All the Shrimp Boats Gone: A 100-Year History of the Shrimping Industry in the Lowcountry of South Carolina” and co-authored by now-deceased journalist and newspaper reporter, Laura Von Harten, the book, 310 pages in length and filled with several hundred period photographs and drawings, tells the story over the years of the many boatmen who plied the east coast waters in search of the crustaceans that grace the tables of many of our fine restaurants.
With over 300 historic photos, and 310 pages, Where Have All the Shrimp Boats Gone? includes dozens of anecdotes and humorous tales that Captain Woody and Laura Von Harten recorded from personal interviews with many of the shrimpers who lived the history. This is a book that will delight many readers, both one who is familiar with boating and shrimping and anyone who would be interested in tales of the sea.