Doc Sissons and his spouse Ma Sissons owned or operated several business over the early years including a boat livery and a motel. What most people remember him for however is the Shell Shop. This couple spent their winters in Florida where they would collect shells that they would bring back to Waskesiu. Doc would clean them and make them into lamps, ornaments, and other creations to sell in his shop. Visitors were fascinated by the variety of shells and children were invited to pick a free shell from the boxes displayed at their eye level. It never seemed to bother anyone that the shells were not native to this area.