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Shrimp Boats, Valona

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Archie’s Restaurant, Circa 1975, Darien

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First opened at a nearby location in 1940, and once known as the Shrimp Boat Restaurant, Archie’s was a longtime Darien landmark and a favorite stop for travelers along the busy Coastal Highway (US 17).

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As traffic moved off 17 and onto nearby I-95, business slowed and the restaurant was closed by 2006. The structure seen here opened circa 1975 and was demolished in 2015.

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On Board

Shrimp Boat Family Darien GA McIntosh County in 2012 Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

This is an outttake from the 2012 Blessing of the Fleet. I believe this boat was the Amazing Grace, which was lost not long after the festival.

 

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Shrimp Boats, Darien

Shrimp Boat Lady Vanessa Darien GA McIntosh County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

Lady Vanessa

Shrimp Boat Tal & Al Darien GA McIntosh County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

Tal & Al

 

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Shrimp Boats on the Darien River

Shrimp Boat at Sunset American Flag Darien River GA McIntosh County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

 

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Shrimp Boats, Darien

Darien GA Shrimp Boats Blessing of the Fleet 2012 Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

 

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Local Seafood, McIntosh County

Wild Georgia Shrimp with Crinkle Cut French Fries Paper Serving Dish Darien GA McIntosh County Local Seafood Picture Image Photo © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of demanding local seafood when visiting the Georgia coast. I bought this fried shrimp and side of fries at a wagon operated by a local fisherman who proudly displayed the Wild Georgia Shrimp sticker at his business. Whatever you do, don’t go to a chain seafood restaurant while you’re on the coast. There are scores of small local seafood joints that residents will gladly direct you to and the price is usually lower and the quantity and quality far superior.

 

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