Shucking of raw oysters may
also date back to Indian utilization of
When motorized vessels and
trucking came into common use, the
outlying canneries were closed (G.
Maggioni, pers. comm 1969-2000).
Several plants were closed after being
damaged by hurricanes rather than rebuilt
(Huckaby 1981; McCracken, pers.
comm. 2001; G. Maggioni, pers . comm
1970; F. Smith 1982) (See Appendix).
Canned oysters were shipped all over
the United States and Europe and for
many years the Maggioni Company
was the largest producer in the world
of “cove” oysters, as canned oysters
were called (Savannah Morning
News 1940). At first, the canned
oysters were sold under the labels of
Baltimore, Maryland companies but
soon the company introduced its own
brand, “Daufauski”, and it became
The L.P. Maggioni Company established
a cannery in South Carolina
on Daufuskie Island in 1893 (Burn
1991; G. Maggioni, pers. comm. 1969).