TILTON HILTON DRI-FIT FISHING SHIRT
On the back of the shirt is Carol’s original image of Fred’s Place - the “Tilton Hilton”. The restaurant, complete with slanting dance floor, blue crabs and cold beer, was located on the curve just across the Monroe County line, in the historic fishing village of Downtown Card Sound.
The photograph, taken in 1988 is a reminder of the once thriving community of nonconformists, squatters, and fishermen, who made their living from the surrounding waters, mostly by selling blue crabs. In its peak during the late 50’s, this area was home to 100 residents, some who had State issued leases for “fishing camps.” Hurricane destruction, along with the politics of environmental safety, ushered in clean-up crews and by 2010, just a few wooden docks, and Alabama Jacks remain in Downtown Card Sound.
Available Colors: white, aluminum, blue mist
Sizes: Small - XL
On the back of the shirt is Carol's original image of a Cuban migrant fishing vessel, brought ashore in 1988 and propped in front of Alabama Jack's in the historic fishing village of Downtown Card Sound. Carol photographed the boat with her film camera and some years later returned to hand-paint the now digital image on her computer. The passage of time has erased most all the evidence of this once-thriving spot in the Florida Keys, the fishing boat vanquished back to sea with the Category 5 hurricane Andrew. However, the image still survives as a reminder of an earlier time.
Available Colors: aqua, yellow, white or coral
Sizes: Small - 3XL