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.