Shortly after I arrived at the dock, another truck pulled up and two more men got out of an old truck. One of the men immediately went to the boat and began scooping up a small collection of clams on the boat.
As I moved in to make images of him picking up the loose clams he said to me "you a news lady? tell the state of Maryland to do something, these are endangered." Well those were the eating kind of clams, we used to enjoy so much, but now are scant in the bay waters. My guess is those few bay clams didn't make it back into the bay...instead his dinner plate! I was glad I stopped!
Here's a link to an article from the Sunpapers on the declining Maryland Bay Clam population.
As I was walking back to the car I caught another shot of "bait claims" heading to market.
|Loved this still life for the tones of the baskets and the tones of the waterman's jackets hanging inside the boat, visible through the window.|