You Say Oyster

By Katherine Stirling

It looked like a woodshop experiment gone wrong, but it was actually a FLUPSY (Floating Upweller System), a piece of commercial oyster-farming equipment that had been built by Peter Malinowski, a young aquaculture teacher at the Harbor School. Malinowski explained that he had grown up on an oyster farm on Fishers Island, and he built the FLUPSY over the course of the previous two months at a floating bar called the Frying Pan, on the Hudson River.