Clam Diggers at Fishermen's Cove, Scarborough, ca. 1900

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This post card depicts clam diggers at Pine Point. The Scarborough River estuary is well known for it's delicious clams. Early in the 20th century one of Burnham and Morrill's best selling products was Scarboro Beach Clam Chowder. It was served on railroad dining cars across the country.

The fishing boat on the right is a dory which was a popular style vessel 100 years ago.

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  • Title: Clam Diggers at Fishermen's Cove, Scarborough, ca. 1900
  • Creator: Scarborough Historical Society and Museum
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Location: Scarborough, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Dimensions: 16 cm x 27 cm
  • Local Code: 95.27.268
  • Collection: Clamming
  • Object Type: Image

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Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 156, Scarborough, ME 04070-0156

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