Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ruby Tuesday-Fish House


This is an old fish house which is still standing in Pine Island Sound near Sanibel. Back in the 30's and 40's Pine Island Sound was peppered with these fish houses which were used as fishing camps and later as ice houses. Today, the few that have survived hurricanes (including Charley in 2004) are owned privately and used as cottages. Talk about getting away from it all!

I know you are all busy checking out everyone's Ruby Tuesday but take the time to bookmark me and drop back to check out my blog. I am a retired Special Ed teacher who now spends most of her time on Sanibel Island, Florida volunteering for a Wildlife hospital rescuing and rehabbing wildlife. I even dumpster dive for injured Raccoons!! I am also the proud grandma of 5 wonderful grandkids and brag about them often!! I also have a blog called Branches and Roots where I talk about genealogy and my ancestors. OK, enough about me. So if you really want to see red go to Work of the Poet.

9 comments:

ellen b said...

That is such a cool entry for Ruby Tuesday. I like it...

The Farmer Files said...

Love this. This is the first I have read about fish houses. This photo reminded me immediately of Jin when he goes down to the dock to see his father at his fish house after he was engaged to Jin. Hmm but I didn't know about the history of fish houses!

Gayle said...

Wouldn't it be great to be there right now? Fishing is such a wonderful pasttime!

Mojo said...

Yeah, nice... but the way sound carries over water, I bet the neighbors keep you up all night long!

Cool shot though.

- Mojo

Dianne said...

that's beautiful!

Tink *~*~* said...

Love it! There's a fish house sitting "in the middle of the ocean" close to the mouth of Safety Harbor on North Captiva. In fact, you have to cruise within feet of it to get around the shoals if you're coming from Cayo Costa on your way to Barnacle Phil's

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=north+captiva,+florida&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=44.069599,89.648437&ie=UTF8&ll=26.600188,-82.214341&spn=0.003051,0.005472&t=h&z=18

Hope that link works - you'll see it on the right of the map, just hanging out in the water!

Tink *~*~*

Rambling Woods said...

Hello from another retired special ed teacher and your blog is terrific.

dot said...

That's a cute little place and it's definitely red!

judysteapot said...

fabulous - history of places are always intriging