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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:Social History
  • Language:English
  • Pages:211
  • eBook ISBN:9781483515748

The Pier

Glimpses of My Exotic Life on Bone's Jax Beach Fishing Pier, 1972 - 1983

by Eve Bates

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Overview
The Pier includes many true stories about life at the Bone's Jax Fishing Pier during the period of 1972 to 1983 when the author worked there in the tackle shop. These tales include a variety of people, the capture of a world-record hammerhead shark, celebrities of the period and some great recipes.
Description
Ms Eve Bates worked at the Bone's Jax Fishing Pier from 1972 to 1983 and encountered many colorful characters, some of whom were celebrities, in a variety of unusual happenings. There were robberies, a murderer, the capture of a world-record hammerhead shark, and constant contentions between the fishermen and the surfers. Also included are some of the tackle shop recipes for apple fritters, fishcakes, and quick fish soups.
About the author
A great-grandmother, Eve Bates has announced her fourth literary project, The Pier: Glimpses of My Exotic Life on Bone’s Jax Beach Fishing Pier, 1972–1983. This pier proved to be where she witnessed many auspicious events. Her first book, Sudiev! Good-bye!: Joys and Hardships of a Lithuanian Immigrant Girl (a parental biography), has a permanent home at the Statue of Liberty Museum Library at Ellis Island, New York. Her two other books, collections of eclectic short stories, are titled My Speckled Tales and Other Dimensions and More Speckled Tales. Eve Bates transformed her life from the child of immigrant tomato growers to that of a sophisticated traveler. She has been to most continents and major cities of the world. Her travels began when she married Linwood Tomlinson Bates, a Hamilton watch salesman, and together they attended his international sales meetings. She remembers a wonderful childhood on a Burlington, New Jersey, farm. Eve has enjoyed a fulfilling life as a wife, a mother of two and grandmother of three, and finally, as a writer and storyteller. She maintains a membership with the Tale Tellers of St. Augustine, Florida, who recount their marvelous stories in schools, churches, and theaters. The author hopes you’ll find The Pier’s strange characters as engaging as she did.