April 14, 2010

things old at China Camp


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photo by Donald Kinney

Netting bay shrimp at China Camp still takes place, but the catch these days is only a small fraction of what it was in the late 1800's. Several of the old structures remain, such as this roof to the shrimp processing shack.



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I suppose that if doors could talk this one would have quite a few stories. It's the rear of the drying kiln, which might explain the bit of burnt wood on part of the door jamb.



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And Holy Cow, do we ever have some major rust going on here...

China Camp is located on the shores of San Pablo Bay -- the northern "thumb" of San Francisco Bay. Fresh water releases from the Sacramento Delta into San Pablo Bay have been cut over the past several decades, resulting in elevated salinity levels, which is an inhospitable condition for Bay Shrimp.


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3 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

Corrugated iron has its own beauty. It is used widely here in Australia.

sue said...

Great lines and shadows. Love the rust. It has a beauty all its own.

photowannabe said...

Hi its me again. Somehow I accidentally changed my address. Now I think I'm back to "normal".
Sue

 
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