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Shrimp Boats in Port Isabel 509-1

Port Isabel

In this photograph from Port Isabel just a few miles from South Padre Island, two shrimp boats rest in harbor. The vessels face each other and in the space between the two bows more shrimp boats can be seen in the distance. The two boats are owned by Jesse and Jesse Junior. With permission from this father-son duo, I was able to photograph their ships from various angles as well as learn more about their shrimping operations. I did not know these boats usually hold a crew of five (including the captain) and will remain out at sea for 30-45 days.

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