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To distract myself this past weekend, I put the finishing touches on the working copy of my Japanese Stab Bound book The Way We Work/Clam Boogie. For a while, the distraction worked. Then the reality of Tropical Storm # 9/Hurrican … Continue reading
Lately, I have been going through my old negatives, in a very unorganized sort of way. I do not have all my 3-ring binders that hold contact sheets and negatives, in one place. What I discovered was that there are … Continue reading
Wesley pulling a clam belt off the stern of the bird-dog. This past week we had a tropical storm come through the area and the waters were closed to clamming and oystering.
Diana and her sister wrestling a large and very heavy bag of clams onto their bird-dog in 2004. Diana’s boat was one of the earler ones to adopt the cut-out transom which made it far easier to get the … Continue reading
Early Friday Morning
I was out yesterday morning with Wesley, Jeffrey and Brett hauling clam bags aboard their bird-dog. The cut-off transom sure makes that easier.
Wesley wrestling clam belts off the stern. The belts of clam bags are about 48 feet long and seeded with small clams. Rolled up with a length of chicken wire they are then staked to the Gulf bottom for the … Continue reading
Last week I went out with Wesley, Jeffrey and Brett to photograph while they planted and harvested clams. It was a foggy morning and when we got to the lease the water was just a bit too deep and frankly, … Continue reading
Wesley and Jeffrey hauling clam bags over the open transom. Jeffrey has a big salt water hose tucked under his right arm with which to quickly wash the mud off the bags and clams.
Jeffrey and Wesley hauling clam bags over the transom of their bird-dog. [The water was so deep that the guys had to use the winch to haul up the clam bags, to which they had attached floating line previously, when … Continue reading
Off loading the last few clams from the boat. This is a good view of the cut-away transom on the bird-dog boat.