The Weeks family sold the long-time Weeks Fish Camp years ago, but Horse Weeks Seafoodhas been started up by family member Jim Weeks, and is located off Old 41 near West Terry.
Jim Weeks is in the fourth generation of the fishing family. He took the name for the store straight from the first wholesale shop opened on the waterfront camp decades ago.
“They named it ‘Horse’ because my great-grandfather Rigden Weeks worked as hard as a horse, so people gave him the nickname,” Weeks said. “But locally, I try to call it ‘Weeks’ because people know the name.”
The Weeks are a fishing family that go back four generations. They owned Weeks Fish Camp since 1939 and fished the Estero Bay until the gill net ban. The fish camp was open to the public in 1942 and became a popular spot to drop a boat into the water
It remained open until 2014 when Weeks sold what was left of the camp to a developer who he said promised to build a large marina with a public boat launch. The project stalled when the developer changed course and wanted to privatize the site, sparking public outcry. The site remains dormant.