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Fishing Net: China Camp

A fishing net laid out to be dried or mended at China Camp. In the late 1800's, when China Camp, was a bustling fishing community, Chinese fishermen would use traditional cone shaped nets to catch the shrimp. The nets were fastened to poles stuck in the ground beneath the water along the shore. Fishermen in boats would empty the nets and bring the shrimp in where they were then cooked and spread out under the sun to dry.

 

The shrimping business continues to operate, though on a much more limited scale, under the management of Frank Quan, a descendant of an early Chinese American shrimp fisherman.

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Taken on July 17, 2008