New Jersey's Roaring Twenties saw mob rumrunning operations, Nucky Johnson's Boardwalk Empire and a new craze for dining on local oysters. Whether it was fancy Oysters Rockefeller or simply on the half shell, nationwide demand for the state's Delaware Bay oysters made boomtowns out of Port Norris and Bivalve. Built in 1928, the A.J. Meerwald was a new type of schooner specifically built for oystering the famed Delaware Bay oysters while under sail. As the Depression arrived and wreaked havoc on the industry, the Meerwald stayed afloat, serving with the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and then taking up clamming until eventually being discarded on a mud bank. Found and restored to glory, the ship now tours the state's coasts as New Jersey's official tall ship. Authors Rachel Dolhanczyk and Constance McCart chart the history of New Jersey oysters and the historic ship that carries on the industry's traditions today.