Morro Bay and Abalone
Most of the information on this page was supplied by Bill Erdman.
Bill Erdman's uncles, Howard and Harold Elmore came to Morro Bay as teenagers in the '20s. Both were involved in the industry,
but Howard worked mostly with the tugboats while Harold had abalone boats and a shop. Harold's shop which was active in
the '50s is still standing.
links that tell about these people
Laurence Thomas--first Morro shrimp fisherman
Earl McCutcheon-- Shirley McCutcheon (Four Crabs)
The diver in this Erdman photograph is believed to be Delmer Reviea. The picture was taken in 1949.