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George Elmer Browne

photo by George Elmer Browne
George Elmer Browne ©1915, courtesy Fred Hemley, Shore Galleries

Fishermen, on what were most likely "Porgy" boats, get their nets and gear ship-shape for an outing. Porgy, a species of fish also known as sea breems, is a snapper or grunt-like fish particularly popular at the time. Boats would follow these fish up and down the East Coast.