When Ella and Vernon Worthington passed away, both over 100 years old, they left a largess to ocean environmental organizations. But they left another kind of wealth as well, the story of their lives as scrappy, frugal dairy farmers who grew up, met and married on the Long Beach peninsula not far from the Pacific […]
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This was Friday just before St. Patrick’s Day. The low tide was at 7:00 PM. I hit the beach at 5:30 PM and the sun was still high in the sky because daylight savings time had just started. So, no headlamp needed. Surf was calm and everybody remembered just why they like razor clamming so much. […]
A lot of people can show up on a good clamming tide, as this cartoon captures. And a lot of vehicles! Bob McCausland was the artist. He cartooned at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for decades before retiring to the coast where he continued to capture local foibles with pen and ink. This dig was at Twin […]
A bill has been drafted and introduced! HB 3001 designates the Pacific razor clam as the state clam. Thanks to Representatives Brian Blake, Joel Kretz, Steve Tharinger and Jim Walsh. Please write them and let them know you appreciate their support. You can view the bill introduction and comment on the bill at the state […]
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The photo is courtesy of Jaime Johnstone. Her family lived in Centralia at the time. That’s Jaime’s mother on the left, a decade before Jaime was born. “Clamming was a fun event, as you can tell from the photo of my mom and her friends, all teenagers at the time,” Jaime writes. “I remember […]