flounder were mackerel. In winter, there was fishing, smelting and ice fishing.
har Scallops were plentiful. The major beds
and vested were in Allen’s Pond, Padanaram
They around the estuaries of the Westport River.
relate how were once so abundant that old-timers
up the rivthe migrating shellfish would light
as they erbed with their bioluminescent “eyes” moved with the current.
conseChanges in climate, the destructive
have quences of runoff and many other factors
The had an adverse effect on the local harvest.
the feast soft-shell clams, quahogs and fish for
the shellmight not come from these shores —
Canfish may come from Maine or Maritime
continada — but the Allen’s Neck Clambake
in August, ues annually on the third Thursday as it has for more than 125 years.
— Steve Knauth