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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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The Jane Carlyn: 1944

The Jane Carlyn: 1944

The 'Jane Carlyn' is shown here freshly launched and leaving the Diesel Engine Sales Co. docks in St. Augustine, Florida. Roland Styron stands at the bow of his brand new 65' wooden shrimp boat. Capt. Styron had a fish house in Hobucken, N.C. beside the R.O. Mayo fish house and later operated a fleet of shrimp boats that travelled as far south as the Florida Keys. Diesel Engine Sales Co. (DESCO) was a the leading builder of shrimp boats in the US and built 2272 wooden fishing vessels between 1943 and 1982. Photo taken in 1944. View full size.

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