Clam Pearls from Cape Cod
(Dutchess Co. NY.)
CLam Pearls from Cape Cod
In August of 2002 I was shucking little neck clams in the kitchen sink when I heard something fall into the sink. I was suprised to find a pearl that had white and purple colors in it. My father who has shucked thousands of clams over 50 years of working clam bakes was lucky to find just one during all that time.
I returned to Nickersons Seafood in Chatham the next day and bought another 2Lbs. I wasn't thinking about the day before, when after opening about the 6th clam, two more pearls fell into the sink once again!
My father and I were in shock.
One pearl was a bowling pin shape and the other was round.
I returned to the market the next day and told the workers about the pearls and asked if any one else had such luck. They said no and one man said he never come across one.
I have kept them in a small container all this time but after reading this story, I would like to find out more about these pearls.