Monday, January 5, 2009





The collapsing and decaying building in these images is the Crab Island Fish Factory. Once upon a time this factory employed over 100 workers and processed millions of fish (200 million menhaden between the peak years 1952 - 1955). Built in 1930, the factory  closed in the early 1970's as the fish stocks became depleted. It is now part of the Great Bay Boulevard Wildlife Management Area and home to birds like the great blue heron seen in the last image.

9 comments:

K said...

I really like each of these three shots. The first is so pretty with the field all stretched out in front. The second one has a bit of an eerie feel to it. I also like that you focused on the heron in the third. Really neat!

tmcchesney said...

Really nice images! At least the bird's are still making use of the property - that is sad to see, but I am afraid we will be seeing more of that!

Danudin said...

It can't be abandoned if there is a resident bird - Surely

365photosin2009 said...

I love that last shot with the blurred background and the vast expanse of golden grass...

Linda aka Elemobe said...

Interesting shots and back story. Colours are excellent.

janets365 said...

Nice shots! I hadn't considered posting multiple photos in a group to show a theme but I think it works really well. We have some of those menhaden plants here in VA that are still operating. I may have to go explore...

veejayr said...

Very interesting - thanks for the story!

LauraHinNJ said...

Ah... the old fish factory. I've heard stories of the stench.

;-)

Sunny said...

Your photos tell the story. Excellent, all three!