Sneads Ferry fish house closed after nearly 70 years in operation

 L. T. Everett & Sons

View of L. T. Everett & Sons Wholesale Seafood in Sneads Ferry closed in December.

John Althouse/The Daily News
Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 02:24 PM.

SNEADS FERRY — The docks were quiet and the scale empty but that didn’t stop the long-time customers from stopping by L.T. Everett & Sons this week in search of fresh seafood.

“ We still have people coming by,” said Jimmy “Gig” Everett, who stopped mid-conversation several times to greet customers unaware that the fish house is no longer in operation.

While L.T. Everett officially closed its doors Dec. 31, the approach of the busy spring season has news of the fish house’s end just beginning to spread.

Vattie Ward, who grew up in Sneads Ferry and now lives in Jacksonville, was surprised to learn a fixture in the community has closed.

I’ve been coming here a long time to buy flounder, shrimp, a little bit of everything,” she said.

Everett said it’s a compliment to see the returning customers.

The hard part is explaining why the fish house won’t see another season.

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