The Bayman's Work Apron


The Bayman’s Cotton Canvas Work Apron


  • 100%, 20oz. cotton canvas,
  • 5, functional pockets, varied sizes in front
  • 2, deep hand pockets hidden inside chest area
  • Functional split crotch
  • Solid brass hardware
  • Removable HH weight, chrome tanned leather straps and harness
  • Double needle stitched throughout
  • Brass rivets reinforced pockets and split crotch
  • 25 ½” wide, 32” tall, leather straps 47” long


A Bayman’s work on land is as varied and tough as it is out in the bay. Specially in the fall and winter when the confluence of mottled chores makes the day interesting. Something on the boat always needs fixin…there’s always some variety of shellfish that needs processing, fish in the box don’t filet themselves and those blocks of Jersey Cedar need some masterful carvin’ before they are transformed into hollow-body decoys.

Uncle Jack Scheimreif is not only the patriarch of the Atlantic Rancher Company family, he’s also the poster boy for the authentic, New Jersey Bayman.  In his lifetime, he’s shucked more clams, oysters, and bay scallops than most can claim. What most don’t know is that to steady up his livelihood, for many years he was also the head butcher at the Acme, in Beach Haven, NJ, where Beals/Murphys is today.


Uncle Jack didn’t always wear an apron…but when he did, this is the one he wore.


The Art of Concealment

Aside from your decoy rigs, shells and a shotgun that aims right and won’t jam…our Leather Wrapped Marsh Flask is a required essential for complementing a full day on the saltmarsh.

And as your garvey skims its way home across the bay, the wind in your face, your beverage of choice keeps neatly concealed in this stainless-steel bunker of a flask, with a durable, duck-boat-drab matte finish. And just out of borrowing distance it stays from those pesky companions who never bring anything nice to share. But you, you will be generous, and you will be kind.

You’ll offer a taste to all, and when they light up with glee, you can say with a smile: “Oh, sorry, it’s all gone...I was just wondering if you wanted some.”

Bastard! they’ll say.

Shipping & Returns


We don’t use a 3rd. fulfillment house to process your order. We pick, pack and ship all orders ourselves from our own warehouse. If we receive your order by 12pm PST, we usually ship it to you that day. Otherwise it will ship on the following business day.

Returns & Refunds

If you aren’t happy with what you’ve purchased from Atlantic Rancher, you may return it to us in like-new condition within 30-days of purchase and we’ll process a refund for the full purchase price of the item(s) being returned.

Returns after the normal 30-day window are for store credit only. 

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