Six Fish Shacks are all that remain of a once vibrant commercial fishing industry in Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Fishermen, and in some cases, their families lived in the wood frame cabins on stilts in the Sound. They would fish for mullet or pompano by night and repair their nets and rest by day. Their catch would be sold to fish companies that would call on each shack by boat.
The reflection of a shack pictured below can be seen in the window of the one above.