In the News: Shem Creek’s Newest Captain and Boatowner

Sully Witte of the Moultire News profiles Shem Creek’s newest shrimp boat owner, Vasa Tarvin, 21, in the May 8, 2012 article, “There’s a new boat on Shem Creek.”

Tarvin learned the shrimping trade under one of the oldest names in the shrimping industry, Captain Wayne Magwood. Today, Tarvin  is the captain of his own boat called Miss Paula, named after one of his school teachers. Nine years ago, Paula Urbano introduced him to the world of shrimping on a marine science field trip aboard Wayne Magwood’s shrimp boat, The Winds of Fortune.

Read more about Vasa Tarvin and how he moved from student to a boat owner here.

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