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A Local Treasure: The Business of Clamming

"Everything that you do in Ipswich can be tied in to the fame of the clam. Everything. People come to Ipswich, people live in Ipswich, people visit Ipswich, people spend money in Ipswich. This is your heritage right here."

-Leonard Woodman

Call it humble, but the clam is the basis of an industry which has supported and sustained local economies for more than a century. A great deal of work goes into digging clams, shucking them, processing them for consumers, transporting them, regulating the shellfishing environment, and creating the necessary equipment for these processes.

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Essex Business Directory
Champion Clamdigger

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A Local Treasure: The Business of Clamming