Approaching Tide

It is the end of another August low tide in Lubec, Maine. The men have been clam digging around the Spark Plug lighthouse that marks the center of the dangerous salt water channel that has been known to take lives and engulf unsuspecting tourists whom foolhardily drive out on the mudflats. The encroaching sea pours in from the cold-waters of the Bay of Fundy. It drives the clam diggers from the mud flats before their vehicles are engulfed by the rapidly-rising waters. With a hundred pounds or more of soft-shell clams dug from the mud-flats, these hard-working men and women will cash in their harvest for another day’s work. Many will return by nightfall with headlamps blazing to dig another batch for a double-payday.

This is life in Downeast Lubec, Maine

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