Com­mu­nity ac­tion

Soundings - - Just Yesterday -

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

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