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August 20, 2014 | 4:26 PM

On July 31, Drakes Bay Oyster Company was forced to close by the National Parks Services and Department of the Interior. The last oyster cannery in California, Drakes is now only able to continue harvesting oysters for sale in the wholesale market. The shuckers and packers, some that had been with the company for 30 years, lost their jobs when the shucking and packing builkding was lifted from the ground and put onto a trailer for removal.

To help raise money for the family of Drakes Bay Oyster Company, Stag Dining alongside Fine & Rare and the Carneros Wine Alliance, are hosting a benefit event at FISH in Sausalito.

'Shuck for Shelter’ A Benefit for the Workers of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company

WHEN:Sunday, August 24, 2 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: FISH Restaurant
              350 Harbor Drive, Sausalito, CA 94965

COST & DETAILS: $75* per person
                              21 and over
                              Price includes food and beverages.
                              This event is a cocktail style party.
* A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the workers of Drakes Bay Oyster Company. Additional raffle items and rare wines will be auctioned off as well.

TICKETS:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shuck-for-shelter-support-the-drakes-bay-oyster-co-tickets-12586162551

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