2 Quahog Pearls Found in One Shell

by Jason Kolnos
(jkolnos@capecodonline.com)

Two pearls discovered by Lisa McGrath and her daughter, Lindsey, while raking in Buzzards Bay.

Two pearls discovered by Lisa McGrath and her daughter, Lindsey, while raking in Buzzards Bay.

Two pearls discovered by Lisa McGrath and her daughter, Lindsey, while raking in Buzzards Bay.
Lisa McGrath, right, and her daughter, Lindsey, discovered two pearls in a quahog while they were raking for the shellfish in Buzzards Bay.

BOURNE — The tiny littleneck clam with a dented shell hid more than just a little surprise.


Lindsey McGrath was shellfishing with her mother, Lisa, on Labor Day weekend when she plucked an odd-shaped quahog from the ocean at their secret spot in Buzzards Bay.

Upon opening the hard-shell clam the next day, the duo was stunned to see what was inside.

“I found a pearl!” Lisa McGrath recalled during a recent interview at her home.

And what could be better than finding one pearl?

“After I removed that pearl, I found another one and couldn’t believe that there were two,” Lisa said.

News source: http://www.capecodtimes.com/article/20150921/NEWS/150929924

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