On a pitch-perfect afternoon last Wednesday, May 22, staff of the Harbors Department and volunteers from the Shellfish Commission gathered at Payne’s Dock to participate in what could be called the Annual Great Salt Pond Clam Toss.
Each year the town supplements the population of wild clams in the pond with hard-shell clams imported from the mainland. Usually those clams, which are already of harvestable size, come from Connecticut, but this year the clams came from Rhode Island waters — all 30,000 of them.
Local lobsterman Jon Grant volunteers his boat and
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