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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The annual Amity Island Regatta was cancelled in the summer of 1975 due to an unusually large great white shark that had taken up residence in the area. It was the first time in the 53-year history of the Amity Island Sailing Club that the regatta was not staged. Angry club members stormed the Mayor’s office to demand that the decision be lifted, and a number of arrests were made for disorderly conduct. A small group of these disgruntled club members later went against the law and ran their own makeshift regatta at night. They were all eaten by the shark.
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Captain Quint! He's not just a shark hunter. He's a legend. He's who every harpooner or sword fisherman aspire's to be. This former Navy sailor doesn't have time for pleasure boatin' or day sailin'. If it's a shark you're after, he'll catch that bird for you!
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