Mass. Clammers Face Frostbite
February 17, 2011
Reporter Don Cuddy has an interesting article on CapeCodOnline in which he details the chilly work of commercial quahoggers in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.
Here’s an excerpt:
CapeCodOnline: Fed up with endless ice and cold? Think you have a rough commute? Try talking to Fairhaven’s John Mills, who travels to work in a 16-foot boat without a cabin. The waters off the coast of Fairhaven are his workplace.
Mills, a commercial quahogger, likes to get up close and personal with his quarry. Wearing a wet suit and working alone, he regularly plunges into 35-degree water, in depths of 8 to 14 feet, to pry quahogs from the seabed with a screwdriver.
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