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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

Pine Point clam diggers sold many bushels of clams to Burnham & Morrill and other dealers as well as to other diggers, but they also kept some for…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 2 of 4

The sea, or hen, clam was trucked in from Wildwood, New Jersey. The hen clam became central to the factory’s operation, necessitating a need for more…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Educator Resources

… who called Scarborough Home Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time Explore the Exhibits Scavenger Hunt…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 4 of 4

… time later, the menu added bread, butter, meat, clam or fish chowder, and donuts. At that point, hot lunch cost from six to twelve cents a meal.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 2 of 2

… was added to others around the island such as clam cove, ringbolt, and barn run. Sagamore Wreck of the Sagamore, January 14, 1934Item…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 1 of 4

Evidence of these earlier people can be found in a river of the marsh at low tide where there are exposed outlines of a fish weir used for trapping…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Roads: From Footpaths to Super Highway

Visitors can easily access beaches, shopping, Beech Ridge Speedway and Scarborough Downs from the highway; and residents have access to a high-speed…

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Lubec, Maine - Susie Calder: Lubec's Sardine Queen

And that was hard work. I never could dig clams. I’ve tried it. That was all the work there was and it was very sad for people.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - I. Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years

The middens are primarily composed of clam shells, though there are also remains of oysters, sea urchins, fish, waterfowl and deer.

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Skowhegan Community History - Abenakis in the Norridgewock/Skowhegan Area

… summer the Abenakis would travel to the coast to clam, fish, and collect seafood. They would sometimes have big seafood feasts, where they would…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 4 of 4

Fish packing plants in South Blue Hill canned clams, mackerel, and herring. Local men fished through the ice for smelt in the winter, packing them…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin's Journal

Hinckley, clam voyage to Cape Jellerson, failed romance, move to Bangor   Part 4, pages 195-277 Millerites, 1846 freshet, business misfortunes…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Businesses and Cottage Industries

Clamming has been a small but energetic island industry, but in recent times it has been mostly shut down due to scarcity prompted by so called "red…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

… lobster canning factories were converted to can clams instead. In 1895 H.W. Joyce built a sardine factory for the herring that were plentiful at…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

Fish and clams were plentiful, as well as wild duck. Wildlife included fox and mink. Deer arrived in the 1930s and are now abundant.