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Clam-digger

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Clam-digger / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 7, page 215.

Clam diggers work Maine's beaches and mudflats during mid to low tide. Clammers use clam rakes to dig deep into the sand and pry up the clams living in the mud.

The clamming industry was not as large as cod fishing or lobstering, but did provide income to numerous Mainers.