Bartholomew M. Quint was a grizzled, seasoned shark hunter, who resided on the Island of Amity, MA in the shanty seaside port of Menemsha. Quint, as he was known, captained the Orca, operating a small charter business, Shark Hunting Expeditions of Amity. He became part of local lore after his last trip out to sea in a bid to capture a giant rogue killer shark ended in his death, the sinking of the Orca, and of course, the destruction of his prey. This version of the Shark Hunting Expeditions design is treated with plenty of distressing to give it a great vintage look.
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“Y’all know me. Know how I earn a livin’. I’ll catch this bird for you, but it ain’t gonna be easy. Bad fish. Not like going down the pond chasin’ bluegills and tommycods. This shark, swallow you whole. Little shakin’, little tenderizin’, an’ down you go. And we gotta do it quick, that’ll bring back your tourists, put all your businesses on a payin’ basis. But it’s not gonna be pleasant. I value my neck a lot more than three thousand bucks, chief. I’ll find him for three, but I’ll catch him, and kill him, for ten. But you’ve gotta make up your minds. If you want to stay alive, then ante up. If you want to play it cheap, be on welfare the whole winter. I don’t want no volunteers, I don’t want no mates, there’s just too many captains on this island. $10,000 for me by myself. For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing. " – Quint, ‘Jaws’ (1975)
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