Category Archives: bird-dog

TS #9/Hermine

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

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Stepping Back……

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

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Clam Belt….

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.        

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Then and Now…

  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

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Going To Work….

 Early Friday Morning        

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On The Water…

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.          

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Wrestling Clam Belts….

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

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Out in The Gulf…

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

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Harvesting Clams…

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.      

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The Way We Work…

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

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The Way We Work…

Off loading the last few clams from the boat. This is a good view of the cut-away transom on the bird-dog boat.

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