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Clam Diggers at Fishermen's Cove, Scarborough, ca. 1900

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Clam Diggers at Fishermen's Cove, Scarborough, ca. 1900
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Description

This post card depicts clam diggers at Pine Point. The Scarborough River estuary is well known for it's delicious clams. Early in the 20th century one of Burnham and Morrill's best selling products was Scarboro Beach Clam Chowder. It was served on railroad dining cars across the country.

The fishing boat on the right is a dory which was a popular style vessel 100 years ago.

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