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Clam Basket Light

Clam Basket Light

Regular price $85.00 USD
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In the late 19th Century, clam shacks proliferated along a stretch of the Merrimack River in Newburyport known as Joppa Flat where clam digging followed the low tide cycles of the salt marsh using simple clam forks and wire baskets for seawater drainage.

Clamming was a major industry for the Northshore of Massachusetts given its intertidal ecosystem called the Great Marsh, a massive zone of 20,000 acres of nutrient-rich salt marshes, estuaries, tidal rivers, barrier beaches, and mud flats extending from Gloucester to Salisbury. At its height around 1900, there was as many as one-half to five tons of shucked clams shipped every day to Boston and other cities from Newburyport.

To recognize this incredible industry and those that committed their livelihoods to shellfishing - we partnered with K.B. White of Marblehead, who has set a high standard for customer satisfaction by offering the highest quality equipment for the recreational clamming Industry for the last 30 years.

This "peck" size wire basket light is made from an actual clamming basket (the same one's available in our shop) They are rugged, stylish and reflects the rich history of clamming in the region.

Light Basket 9.5" H x  11" W (at bottom)  Black plug-in cord with thumb switch appx 8.5' long


Materials

Galvinzed, wrapped steel.

Shipping

$6.95 flat rate shipping. Free shipping when you spend $50 or more.

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