For those who are not familiar with the town, all you need to know is that this coastal community is a little slice of heaven. Rich in history, dotted with red cranberry bogs and outlined by a one of the most beautiful beaches in New England.
Coupled with hard work on the farm, Duxbury bay helps cultivate oysters that are plump, taste salty-sweet and have a remarkably clean finish.
This is due to the unique environment that Duxbury Bay provides, which includes but is not restricted to the salinity level, quantity and quality of the food, water temperature and bay bathymetry.
The bay is highly tidal, and every time the tide changes the bay is replenished with cold nutrient rich water from Cape Cod Bay.
A History Lesson…
Here at Power Point Oysters, we appreciate the past, as we grow the future. The reason we use a boat for our logo is to pay homage to the history of the oyster industry and to the "Maritime Era" in Duxbury, Massachusetts.
Going back to the 19th century, boats called "Bugeyes," and "SkipJacks" were used throughout the Chesapeake Bay to dredge oysters. In Delaware Bay and Connecticut they used similar boats called "Oyster Schooners" and "Sharpies." The boat we use in our logo incorporated the look and feel of all those crafts.
Did you know that during the mid 1700s and mid 1800s Duxbury was the location of about 20 shipyards, putting out on average 10 vessels per year? Our little coastal town was truly at the center of the “Maritime Era”. Powder Point Oysters are grown smack dab in the middle of several shipbuilding locations so it only felt right to tie everything together.