“Japanese oysters are to be experimented with by local oystermen. A shipment of 100 pounds came on the oriental liner Nicomedia consigned to A. L. Bush & Sons of Bay Center, Wash. They came from Japan, and are known as the Kanagawa variety.

Officials of the Portland and Asiatic Steamship company state that the firm procured the oysters with which to make an experiment…J.W. Ransom procured some of the same sort of oysters last year, and they were planted in Shoalwater bay by an oysterman of that place. As yet he has not heard the results of the experiment, but he states that fully 50 per cent of the oysters lived and grew….”

The Oregon Daily Journal, Nov. 14 1904.