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In Their Own Words

August 21, 1805

Catching and Eating Shark

Reuben King wrote of catching and eating a shark!

“…went a fishing caught Nothing but a Shark we had it skined some Stakes cut off and fryed them with some pork eat hearty of them and think them to be equal to almost any fish…”

Source: Virginia Steele Wood and Ralph Van Wood, ed. The Reuben King Journal, 1800-1806. Savannah, Georgia, The Georgia Historical Society, 1971, p. 108.