Clam digging, Scarborough, 1961

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Clam digging, Scarborough, 1961

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Don Googins and his son Dana of Scarborough returning home from digging clams in 1961. The aluminum boat and outboard motor made traveling on the rivers easy. These improvements also allowed clammers to travel more easily, anywhere from a few hundred feet to three miles to dig on certain clam flats. While digging they used the wooden clam hod, galvanized pail or wire mesh basket to hold their catch. Once this was full and the clams had been initially washed in the river, they were dumped into wooden bushel baskets.

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  • Title: Clam digging, Scarborough, 1961
  • Creation Date: 1961
  • Subject Date: 1961
  • Location: Pine Point, Scarborough, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Object Type: Image

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Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 156, Scarborough, ME 04070-0156
(207) 885-9997

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