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E.J Petree

Laura, you would do well to check your facts. While the Duzich Family may have owed Fisherman's Wharf they did not create it. My dad , Bill Schaaf, created Fisherman's Wharf back in the early 1960s. They bought it from my dad and made some significant changes.

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Laura Elder

Thank you for letting me know this. I removed the word "created" in the online edition and will run the print correction in the next column.

Miceal O'Laochdha

Laura, just a confirmation on Mr. Petree's message: Bill Schaaf's was a great place and very different from what Fisherman's Wharf is today. It was a real, working, fish house with multiple offshore shrimp boats tied up and unloading out back where Tilman's yacht ties up now. They had a large retail sales counter and stools/shelf along the wall where people could eat shrimp po'boys. Where the Elissa's rigging loft is now was Charlie's fish house, strictly a commercial fish house for the shrimpers no retail sales. That whole slip area where the Elissa is now tied up, and all across the current Fisherman's Wharf docks was typically filled with Texas and Louisiana offshore shrimp boats in those days. All gone now...the fish houses, the boats and the shrimpers...

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Laura Elder

I will add this to my Buzz next week. I really did try to search archives, but didn't have Mr. Schaaf's name, which would have helped. I'm glad I know now. I appreciate the insight and information.

Nick Saum

Unrelated, but might be some stuff for a future column, but Moody Bank is closing a branch in New Braunfels which they just opened last year - https://apps.occ.gov/CAAS_CATS/CAAS_Details.aspx?FilingTypeID=14&FilingID=312682&FilingSubtypeID=1007

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Laura Elder

Wow. I will check into that.

Jose' Boix

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