Skip Bennett owns Duxbury’s Island Creek Oysters, which grows the storied shellfish and supplies them to chefs.

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Romancing the oyster from Duxbury Bay to dinner plate

Skip Bennett, founder of Island Creek Oyster, is credited with starting the oyster farming resurgence two decades ago in Duxbury Bay.

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