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Why I Love Shrimp Boats

Updated on December 6, 2015

Photo taken on the South Carolina Coast

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I Love Shrimp Boats!

Shrimp Boats fascinate me. The horrific Oil Leak of 2010 really had me thinking a lot about the them and their owners. My prayers certainly continue to go out to the shrimpers, their families, and their communities.

I was an adult by the time I actually saw one up close and ever since then I have been so intrigued by them. There is just something mystical about them and I could watch one for hours as they make their way through the ocean. I was so inspired after the first time I saw one that I painted the picture below.

Would I like to work on a Shrimp Boat or Trawler? I probably would not last one hour but I can certainly enjoy their beauty from the shore and certainly appreciate those who do work on them.

I think it is so sad that there are so few of them remaining on our South Carolina Coast.

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My Painting

by OhMe aka Nancy Hellams

I painted this from a photo I took in Edisto, South Carolina for my husband in 1975 which was the year we started dating. It hung in our den for many years and now hangs in my office. It was painted with lots of love using acrylics. Our son has asked for this painting so one day we will give it to him but for now we are continuing to enjoy.

I haven't done much serious painting for the past few years but plan to get back to it.

Shrimp Boat Painting by Nancy Hellams

I do have some products on Zazzle using this photo that some might be interested in.  My cousin ordered a print of the painting and was very pleased.
I do have some products on Zazzle using this photo that some might be interested in. My cousin ordered a print of the painting and was very pleased. | Source

Enjoy listening to this as you scroll and read

Jo Stafford and Shrimp Boats A Comin

Shrimp Boats
Shrimp Boats

I am so proud to own the piano music. Such a treasure!

According to Wikipedia, Jo sold more records than any other female artist in 1955.

 

The Shrimp Boats A Comin - There's Dancin Tonight

Once you get this song on your mind, it is hard to get it off. I love the tune. Yes, I will be humming it for the rest of the day. It almost always puts me in a happier mood as I go about my daily routine with this song on my mind.

Be sure to read the fun story below about a reader who sent me the sheet music by Jo Stafford. I think the sheet music would be great framed and hung near my painting. What do you think?


A Fun Surprise From A Reader

On November 13, 2010 I received this message from an online friend, KathyT: "Hi OhMe! My husband and I often now sing various renditions of the "Shrimp Boats is a Comin'" song as a result of reading your lens a couple months ago (I signed your guest
On November 13, 2010 I received this message from an online friend, KathyT: "Hi OhMe! My husband and I often now sing various renditions of the "Shrimp Boats is a Comin'" song as a result of reading your lens a couple months ago (I signed your guest

Fishing Trawler

South Carolina Low Country Scene - Photo by OhMe aka Nancy Hellams

Can't you just smell the salty air?
Can't you just smell the salty air? | Source

Video Made In Edisto - by OhMe aka Nancy Hellams

I was told in 2009 that the Sara Jane was the only Shrimp Boat that actually stayed on Edisto Island. The others that you see are from surrounding locations. I was also told that they were in the process of building a new Shrimp Boat so maybe we will see it on this year's visit. From time to time I hear that the shrimping industry is actually improving and staging a comeback. I sure hope that is correct information.

The Sarah Jane at Edisto

Join the Poll - Let us hear your answer

You can let me know the details of your experiences in the comments section but until then, please participate in this poll.

What do you think of Shrimp Boats?

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Looking Through The Sea Oats

Photo taken by Nancy Hellams aka OhMe
Photo taken by Nancy Hellams aka OhMe

The Shrimp

Edisto Seafood - Fontaine Fishing Charters

Fontaine's Fishing Charters
Fontaine's Fishing Charters

My Interview With Fontaine Charters

Bubba talking about Shrimp on Forest Gump

Shrimp Boats have such character! - They are very interesting and picturesque

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My Two Most Favorite Places To Watch The Shrimp Boats - Edisto Island SC and Shem Creek Inn in Mt Pleasant SC

Each year I look forward to my annual trip to Edisto with about 7 other women. We just lazy around and read and watch the ocean. It is so relaxing and really a whole lot of fun. When we were younger, we kept busy all during the day sightseeing or walking on the beach. Now, we are perfectly content to curl up with a good book on the porch.My husband and I love to go to Mt. Pleasant, SC and stay at Shem Creek Inn. I can be totally entertained just sitting on the balcony of our room. Of course, we always get a room facing the creek side. It is about $20 more but well worth it.We also love to go to Wild Dunes and have some very special friends who let us use their condo sometimes.

It has been too long since my last visit to the coast and I am ready to head that way soon! I want to sit back and enjoy watching the beautiful Shrimp Boats.

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      Betty DeLorme 2 years ago

      Oh, I need a beach trip! There really is something magical about the shrimp boats; I had totally forgotten the song! Love you very special painting!

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      Susanna Duffy 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Back to visit your lovely page on Shrimp (Prawn) Boats again!

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      Gardener Don 4 years ago

      Nice photos's. It's amazing how the Gulf has recovered from the oil disaster in 2010 - I understand the shrimp fishery is as good as ever despite the doom & gloom predictions of decades of contamination. Nature is wonderful at recovering itself.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: It is great to see that you visited this page. Thank you! We love Edisto

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I was the captain of the Miss Edisto for a few years. Came to Edisto on a shrimp boat in 1990. Still here and lovin it.

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      victoriahaneveer 4 years ago

      I'm pretty sure I've never seen one (well apart from Bubba Gump's vessel on Forrest Gump!) but this is a fascinating lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I loved your boat and water pictures. I went out on a shrimp boat, it was fun.

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      craftycollector 4 years ago

      Lovely pictures of these woinderful traditional vessels. Thanks.

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      BeyondRoses 4 years ago

      I grew up around coastal Florida, so I've seen many shrimp boats. Your shrimp boat painting is lovely.

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      Country Sunshine 5 years ago from Texas

      I've never seen a shrimp boat, so I find your photos and information interesting. Love your art work as well!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      I have also a fondness for shrimp boats but it is from the movie Forrest Gump. Shrimping just sort of stuck with me after that.

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      I grew up in Key West so shrimp boats were a familiar sight. Love your painting.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love your shrimp boat painting! We lived in New Orleans for many years and spent time down around the water where friends had "fishing camps." We loved watching the boats come in with their catches late in the afternoon. What a relaxing, peaceful memory!

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      7starman 5 years ago

      Beautiful pictures thanks for sharing. Working and looking is two different things. I agree. I'm installing an new Boat Tachometers in my center console and its giving me a run for my money. I cannot imagine how hard the work is on these shrimp boats.

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      I love shrimp ... and shrimp boats, naturally! Just watched Forest Gump on Memorial Day ... for the umpteenth time. It didn't seem so easy, at first try, to catch a net full of shrimp.

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      Robert Zimmerman 5 years ago from SE Florida, USA

      Thanks, Ohme, for a wonderful look at these icons of aquaculture!

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      Hi! lot of info I din't know So Thanks

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      biminibahamas 5 years ago

      While out at sea we would spot a shrimp boat and head on over to see if they would trade some tasty shrimp for beer. Done Deal!

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      firstcliq 5 years ago

      Very nice work! I always loved the idea of working on a boat of some sort. I am buidling one now. She is small, only about 14 feet. There is so much heart that goes into just the preparation. The water is such an amazing place to be.

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      SecondHandJoe LM 5 years ago

      Like Brite-Ideas, my first 'experience' with a shrimp boat was by watching Forrest Gump! Now that I've seen this wonderful lens, I want to change my answer in the poll- I wanna work on one!

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      Patricia 5 years ago

      I must have missed your art, but I saw this time. You are very talented! Wow! Good you are not allergic to shrimp anymore as much as you love them or is it just the boats. Enjoyed your lens~!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      ok, this reminds me of the movie Forrest Gump..."..a shrimpin' boat captain", lol! love that movie, and I love these boats!!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: Thank you so much for commenting. I would love to post a photo of your boat if you would share one. Let me know.

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      I never knew so much about shrimp boats...fascinating stuff! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My family has been shrimping for 60+ years and my husband and I also own boats here in florida.We have shrimped off the coast of S.C. many times and are sure to do it again.I really like youe site and your passion for the shrimping industry,wish more people would take interes.Shrimping in the U.S. is a dying industry. Thank You, Amelia Dixon and Stanley Thompson

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      Anthony Altorenna 5 years ago from Connecticut

      Awesome! I really enjoyed your photos and stories on shrimp boats. I've spent time on lobster boats in New England (as a guest) and there are many parallels between shrimping and lobster fishing. Nicely done!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Quite an insightful lens - thank you very much for sharing! Blessed by a SquidAngel! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i enjoyed reading through your lens...it's very interesting and learned so much from it. thanks. don't forget to buy the freshest fish and seafood from your trusted fish wholesalers

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      Ken McVay 5 years ago from Nanaimo, British Columbia

      I enjoy searching for new stuff on Squidoo - today's search was for "boats," and the variety has been stunning. Thanks for your contribution!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i enjoyed reading through your lens...it's very interesting and learned so much from it. thanks. don't forget to buy the freshest fish and seafood from your trusted fish wholesalers

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: I am glad that you found my site and it helped kindle your memories of the Shrimp Boats song. Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know you had been here! Come back anytime!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Recently was attending a retreat at St Christopher's center on johns island...from the balcony one afternoon I spotted a shrimp boat returning home up the edisto river.an old favorite ditty came to mind. Couldn't,remember all the lyrics thus I found ur site. What a delight to realize that of all the sites i could have chosen I chose your site!I am tickled to know that there r no. Coincidences...I was 5yrs old when Jo staffords rendition was recorded-thanks for the memories n for introducing this area of SC to a transplanted northerner.

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      taliamurphy lm 6 years ago

      Love the MS gulf coast and this reminds me of being there! Please check out my Acadian Recipes lens.

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      Decades ago, I used to camp in the Florida Keys. We'd head for the shrimp boats and buy our dinner right off the boats as they came ashore. Grerat lens, brought back great memories.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @ElizabethJeanAl: I always thought that would be a fun thing to do but I seriously doubt if I could physically do it these days. What a treasured memory you made. Thanks for sharing.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

      A few years ago a friend of ours took us out on his shrimp boat as crew. It was a lot of work but an experience that I will always remember.

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      puzzlerpaige 6 years ago

      Ohme, I've just lensrolled this to Shrimp Festivals and How to Peel Shrimp (thought I had already done that one). But the Festivals lens is new. I love your lens. Makes me feel like home.

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      A lucky leprechaun blessing for this interesting lens and added to my United States Travel Angel lens.

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      robertjohnston 6 years ago

      A Really Great Lens with some Very Good Information

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      Ben Reed 6 years ago

      Really nice lens - thankyou.

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      ezpostcard 6 years ago

      I love seafoods! Great lens and infos!

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      devashishseo 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing details about Shrimp Boat.Nice pics and videos attached.PSD TO HTML | CUSTOM LOGO DESIGN | T SHIRT DESIGN SCRIPT | PSD TO WORDPRESS

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      vickeylynn 6 years ago

      Thanks for the pics.... I have never been on one of these boats or actually seen one, but I sure do love to eat shrimp....

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      ItsAngel LM 6 years ago

      Great Lens!

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      Jhangora LM 6 years ago

      Nice pics but I'd rather be on a yacht :)

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      javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The only one I have seen is "Jenny" on the Forrest Gump movie. This lens has been blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      Great job I'm lensrolling it to my lens on Diane Wilson activist and shrimper.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 6 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I hate to admit it, but aside from hearing the song, I've never even thought about shrimp boats. Now, thanks to you, I know what they look like, but was unableto hear the song because the video wouldn't load for me. The other videos were fine. I enjoyed watching the one with your interview.

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      writerkath 6 years ago

      Hi again OhMe! Wow! I am so honored that you featured the sheet music and my note to you. You are just amazing - and a true asset to Squidoo. You epitomize the true spirit of Squidoo, and are an inspiration to me to hurry and make some more lenses. Thank you so very, very much for your kind words! I am humbled.Much love,Kath

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      pkmcr 6 years ago from Cheshire UK

      I have never seen but - however I now know/see that not only are you a talented lensmaster but also a talented painter!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      I never saw one, but I remember that the song "Shrimp Boats" became popular around the 50's. Was it Patti Page?

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      Nancy, your photos and paintings are just beautiful. I like that you added your own YouTube too.

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      Cheryl Paton 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Such a nice update and gift you received. I enjoyed my second visit here as much, if not more than the first.

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      tssfacts 6 years ago

      I have seen shrimp boats on the Florida coast many a times. They sail with such elegance. I have not been on one though. Great article. How about that music sheet how neat is that?

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      No shrimp boat Christmas ornaments?I've seen the shrimp boats along the Texas coast. Fascinating.

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I miss watching the shrimp boats I used to be able to see daily while living on Tybee Island, GA, especially now that I am half a country away from the Ocean (Missouri) :). KathyT's story was such fun - thanks for sharing and enjoy your framed sheet music, a perfect complement to your Shrimp Boat painting!

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      What a great story about Kathy T...isn't it wonderful how we make friends on Squidoo. Blessed and added to my December Blessings lens.

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      poutine 6 years ago

      You are right Squidoo is wonderful and so is Kathy who sent you the sheet music.

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      BuckHawkcenter 6 years ago

      It was one of my favorite childhood memories, to watch the shrimp boats come in and then get fresh shrimp right off the boats for that night's dinner. Your photos are beautiful and I agree. Squidoo is wonderful and the friends are amazing!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a great find Kathy made! How wonderful of her to offer it to you!

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      The closest I have been to one is in the movie Forrest Gump=). but I agree that they look lovely!

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      Kate Loving Shenk 6 years ago from Lancaster PA

      Beautiful lens. I agree with stargazer--on top of all else, you are a painter, too!! Bravo!!

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      Christene-S 6 years ago

      Funny, the first thing that popped into my head when I clicked on your lens was "Bubba Gump Shrimp" and then saw it mentioned. :)

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      Dianne Loomos 6 years ago

      I did not know you were such a good painter! The shrimp boats are fascinating. I'm glad you are no longer allergic to shrimp! It is such a good treat.

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      jolou 6 years ago

      I really like your photos and the painting is very good also. Haven't been to SC yet but hope to one day.

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      puzzlerpaige 6 years ago

      Stopping back in to say hello! We've been shrimp deprived lately - must get back to a dock and get some fresh shrimp. I see the boats all over the place so I bet they have a good supply.

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      Holley Web 6 years ago

      My parents have a place in Edisto. I'll have to go and check out the shrimp boats next time! :)

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      fishwholesalers 6 years ago

      i enjoyed reading through your lens...it's very interesting and learned so much from it. thanks.buy the freshest fish and seafoods from your trusted fish wholesalers

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      Andy 6 years ago from London, England

      Excellent lens. I haven't seen these shrimp boats, but your pictures remind me of the small lobster fishing boats I used to watch off the south coast of England, as a child.

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      eclecticeducati1 6 years ago

      I have never seen a shrimp boat before, but I think it would be cool to get to see one. I love your painting!!! Great lens. Blessed by an Angel.

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      Tobbie LM 6 years ago

      Great pics! I haven't heard that song before 'the shrimp boats is a comin' that's one of those songs that sticks with you for the rest of the day. Great job on this lens--you can almost smell the sea air

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Nancy i love your painting of the shrimp boat. you are very talented!

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      taliamurphy lm 6 years ago

      What a beautiful lens! I love all of the pictures. It makes me so homesick for LA and the MS gulfcoast!!!

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      Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

      In New England where I grew up (and still love to vacation) we watched the lobster boats along the coastal waterways - not the big commercial boats but the one-man operations. It's a hard job to bait, load and unload the heavy traps to catch a tasty lobster from the cold Atlantic. I've seen a few shrimpers and I do love the taste of Gulf shrimp. Hopefully the oil won't destroy the habitat for our wildlife and the folks who fish the south coastal bays and sea.

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      writerkath 7 years ago

      What a great lens! Very educational. I will certainly nominate you today... I loved the addition of the YouTube video and "Shrimp Boats is a Comin..." (which I believe featured the lovely voice of Jo Stafford?) I also admire your painting abilities! As one who currently winters on the coast of South Carolina, I occasionally see a shrimp boat out on the ocean, and always wonder what life is like for people who work at sea. You did a great job on behalf of people who work on a shrimp boat. I also add my own good wishes to Pat Boyer, who commented below, and who is hurting these days. Hang in there Pat!...Blessings,Kath :)

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Lovely tribute to this activity and those who engage in it. My sympathies to all who are suffering from the oil crisis. *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust/tributes and also on my charity-lenses-for-summer-sunshine-giveaway

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: Yes, it is amazing how different people's observations are and it never dawned on me that there would be folks who objected to the beautiful Shrimp Boat. I am very sorry that you are hurting so. I hope it helps to know there are people who truly appreciate what you do.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      as I read my comment , I just wanted to say it's amazing how different people's observations are. thanks for the forum . just really hurting

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      your thoughts were so greatly appreaciated. I own a shrimpboat on the westcoast of florida. I am fighting a battle with this little town Iive in because I moor my boat in state navigatable water. All I hear is how awful a shrimpboat is . Very uplifting the way people on here describe a shrimpboat. Your painting is beautiful! wish I could afford to own one.Thanks, Pat

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      Lisa 7 years ago from Rhode Island

      I love visiting Boats and the ocean you made shrimp boats so interesting and attractive I would love to live closer to watch them.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Nancy, this is a lovely lens. I particularly like the photo of the shrimp boat through the sea oats and what a lovely painting!I had never really given a thought to shrimp boats until they featured in Forest Gump, but I sure wouldn't mind visiting the shrimp boats in South Carolina!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @puzzlerpaige: We love Shem Creek Inn and I spend most of my time sitting on the balcony of our room that overlooks the creek. RBs is still there and I enjoy watching from across the creek. We also enjoy eating at Water's Edge. Oh, I do love Shem Creek!

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      puzzlerpaige 7 years ago

      Had to stop back by. This lens makes me think of home! We used to fish regularly out of Shem Creek on a head boat there. It's not there now, but I have lots of memories from it. We also used to eat at RB's on Shem Creek. I don't know if it's still there or not. It's a wonderful place full of character. I've ceated a few more Zazzle designs and I see they are showing up thanks Ohme!

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      Michelle Collins 7 years ago from Florida

      Great lens! Thank YOU! Nominated!

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      happynutritionist 7 years ago

      This is beautiful, and as I'm looking at it, I realize I've looked at it before and wonder if it was the spark that lit the idea for my Lobster Fishing lens, I'm glad you added this to the plexo, thanks so much, it's great! ~claudia

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Lovely painting of a shrimp boat, Nancy. If you ever get to Florida, you need to go to Tarpon Springs. It's a Greek community and you can go to the Sponge Docks and watch the boats. Lots of sponges, shrimp, and fish.

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      The photos and painting are awesome! Blessing this lens!

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      I love shrimp. I don't think I could tell the difference between a shrimp boat and a fishing boat. I enjoyed learning about shrimp boats and your painting is wonderful. I voted, too. Best wishes with your charity! :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I have always loved shrimp boats too Nan. Only saw pictures and on videos or TV. This is a fantastic lens. ~ Thumbs-UP! ...and 100% for charity, that's really nice of you. Love you,Susie

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @TreasuresBrenda: Thanks Brenda. I have never been to Nova Scotia or Ontario. Our dad used to travel to Nova Scotia on business for JP Stevens

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @Wednesday-Elf: Thanks Pat. Sounds like you are a real shrimp fan

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @clouda9 lm: Great ones. Thank you.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @ClassyGals: Oh wow, thank you so much for the nomination and visit.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @SusannaDuffy: Thank you so much, Susanna! I think that would be fun to work on a Shrimp Boat. I would have enjoyed that during my younger days.

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      Susanna Duffy 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      In my much younger days I would work through summer on the prawn boats in Australia's northern waters. These boats bring back happy memories. Blessed by an angel today

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      Cynthia Davis 7 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Beautifully done and nominated for the Summer Sunshine award!

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Very nicely done! You have me feeling homesick for Nova Scotia. I am landlocked in Ontario.

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      Wednesday-Elf 7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Terrific story about Shrimp Boats - fabulous photos --- and I LOVE your painting! We spent many years camping at Hunting Island State Park outside Beaufort, SC and used so enjoy watching the Shrimp Boats come in from the ocean about 4:00 in the afternoon. We'd give them about an hour to 'unload', then go over to the facility on Lady's Island where they would be sorting and cleaning the shrimp and purchase a couple pounds of shrimp "fresh - practically immediately off the shrimp boat", take them back to the campsite and 'boil' them in a big pot of water on our camp stove for dinner. NOTHING tastes better than eating fresh shrimp out in the open air! Our youngest could peel shrimp like an expert at 2-1/2 years old and our whole family loves shrimp to this day.

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      Truly a wonderful trip on the shrimp boats today, thank you! Rooting for you in the Sunshine Award Contest! Hope you enjoy the couple of recipes that I've shared in the plexo ;)

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      Tonie Cook 7 years ago from USA

      The closest I've been to seeing a shrimp boat was watching the movie, "Forest Gump." This is a beautiful, educational lens.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Beautiful lens. Love all the information on shrimp boats and more.

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      bonan 7 years ago

      Enjooyed reading about the shrimp boats...beautiful pics.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      Wonderful lens! I absolutely love your painting of a shrimp boat. I wish I could paint like that.Have a great summer,Lizzy

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      Shrimps... I love shrimps! And I loved to look at the shrimp boats come back from their daily job when I was on holiday at the Coast!

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      This beautiful lens is now featured on my lens about Murrell's Inlet, SC.

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      Yvonne L. B. 7 years ago from Covington, LA

      Loved your lens. It made me think of the times we trawled for shrimp when we were first married. Those were fun times in the Gulf of Mexico. I wish we could have it back like it was back then.

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      Gordon N Hamilton 7 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      I love the sea, fishing and boats. Fantastic lens and a pleasure to read.

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      happynutritionist 7 years ago

      Beautifully done! It's hard hearing what's happening in the gulf and doing a lens like this to bring attention to the industry is good...I have spent time watching ships off the Maine coast, our favorite place to be...we'll have to work out way down to the south again one day. ~claudia

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      You've stimulated my senses this morning with this lens. We lived in Virginia Beach for years and loved to see the fishing trawlers there and, especially, along the North Carolina coast. Not so sure we had shrimp boats, but certainly we had an abundance of fresh fish. The gorgeous shrimp boat pictures here have made me smell that wonderful saltwater smell again, one of my very favorite memories. Thanks for inviting me to add my Shish Kebab Recipes lens to your plexo. Shrimp shish kebabs are great! An excellent lens, Nancy! Hope it wins the Friends of the Park an extra donation!

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      puzzlerpaige 7 years ago

      Hey Nancy! Thanks so very much for the compliment - "expert", I'm blushing. You have me drooling over those nice fresh shrimp in the above pictures. Wow! Those are beauties! That video is very reminiscent of our own shrimp dock around here. But I can't tell you the name of it because It's a local secret :-). No, really it just doesn't have a sign. My daughter calls it the "holler-in" because you just walk up to their door and "holler in" that you want to buy some. That's the honest truth. Off to nominate you. LOVE the shrimp boats!!! You knew I would especially love this lens of yours!

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      Computerforme 7 years ago

      I really liked the having the song to listen to while I was reading what a wonderful Idea...

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      Wonderful, Nancy! Totally enjoyed the Shrimp Boat's A Coming video, too. Beautiful! Joining in with your prayers for all the shrimpers, the ocean, and our beautiful coastline. Nominating too!

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      Spook LM 7 years ago

      Also lensrolled and I trust you don't mind.

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      Spook LM 7 years ago

      Loved your painting and have always loved eating shrimp, my favourite. Trotting off to nominate this.

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      Wonderful that you can enjoy shrimp again, Nancy. Love your painting. Lens nominated.

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      I lensrolled this to the Seadrift, Texas lens. They're having their Shrimpfest this weekend.

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 7 years ago

      Enjoyed the lens, Nancy...the oil spill in the Gulf is terrible...and heartbreaking for the wildlife and other industries. I was hoping they would get it caped before it reached Florida but I am afraid we will all be affected by it in the end. Nominating this lens for the Sunshine Contest!

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      JanieceTobey 7 years ago

      I've always had a fascination with any boats out on the ocean, including shrimp boats. That's great that you lost your allergy to shrimp!!! Good luck with the Squidoo Summer Sunshine award!!!

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