Gwynn's Island oyster harvester working the James River

Leroy Turner of Gwynn's Island pilots the Minimum Wage in the early morning light to begin another day of work harvesting oysters from the James River. The long often monotonous day is broken up by other watermen who often pass each other within feet as they circle oyster beds towing hand scrapes to collect oysters.

( Adrin Snider, Daily Press / January 12, 2006 )

Leroy Turner of Gwynn's Island pilots the Minimum Wage in the early morning light to begin another day of work harvesting oysters from the James River. The long often monotonous day is broken up by other watermen who often pass each other within feet as they circle oyster beds towing hand scrapes to collect oysters.

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