Favorite new clamming blog

Andy Buckley — I discovered this one this morning on Cape Cod Today. His bio:

“Novelist, politician, photographer, game designer, master mariner, clamdigger and investigator, Andy Buckley is an eleventh-generation Cape Codder with a Renaissance flair. His Tours of Cape Cod (Schiffer Books) will be published in May 2008. Read Andy’s Monomoyick column in the Cape Cod Chronicle and visit Monomoyick on YouTube and on Panoramio. Andy can be emailed here.”

“When I bought my commercial shellfishing license towards the end of the May 31 deadline, the number of my license caught my attention. It was low. In years past, if I waited this late to fork over the $200 to the town, the number was close to six hundred. Instead this year, it was about half of that.

“It shouldn’t be too surprising. With the proliferation of aquaculture in neighboring towns and the region, as well as the discovery of a large bed of ocean quahogs in Nantucket Sound, the price of littlenecks clams has fallen from over 20 cents a piece to below ten. Often, four hours or less of work could bring close to a hundred dollars in the summer. Not a bad way to supplement income from other work, and pay the high cost of living in Chatham.

Buckley’s Blog.

He blogs at http://www.monomoyick.com

Author: David Churbuck

Cape Codder with an itch to write

2 thoughts on “Favorite new clamming blog”

  1. Andrew Giles Buckley – United States – Two-time Emmy nominee, Master Mariner and op-ed columnist Andrew Giles Buckley has followed the Columbia Expedition, the first American voyage 'round the world, for 18 years. He founded "Hit and Run History" in 2008 to digitally bring this story and others to a global audience. In 2010, "HRH" premiered as the first original web content and centerpiece of WGBH's History page. In 2011, he co-produced "China: Through My Eyes," an elementary education travel series for WGBH's Kids page. This 13-part series followed two American girls, ages 7 and 8, as they explore China's Pearl River Delta. Subsequently, Buckley has taken productions of "HRH" and "TME" to Cape Verde, the Falklands, Cape Horn and Chile. Awarded 13 Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants and the first-ever Social Media Outreach Grant by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, Buckley has taught classes at The Learning Annex in New York, and is developing programming for live events for Hit and Run History.
    Andy Buckley says:

    Thanks for the kind words! I was afraid I was getting lost amongst all the other clamming blogs out there.

  2. Last night I shucked 3-dozen ‘littlenecks’ from the Cape & was up to 11:00 P.M. making ‘stuffies’ for a cocktail party tonight in Seattle! I didn’t lose one drop of the precious nectar & could taste & smell my beloved Nantucket Sound here in the great NW!

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