Father and Sister Found Many Pearls
by Eric Parker
My father was a baysman his whole life and found several colors and shapes of pearls. My mother saved them and kept them in a glass vial. I believe my brother still has them. After our parents passed away he ended up with all of our parents' possessions.
My sister dug clams for years also and also found pearls that she has saved. They are beautiful and as for the clams my father used to catch when I was very young he sold them for for five dollars per thousand. That was in the late fifties and early sixties. As for now, I believe clams go for about 18 to 30 cents each on today's market depending on the grade (size) of the clam. That includes the pearl also if you are lucky enough to find one.