December 28, 2005

Quahoq Treasures

A couple in Portsmouth bought a few dozen quahogs and, upon opening one of them, discovered that what they thought was a clam which had gone bad was a quahog that had been hard at work making money in the form of a rare purple pearl.

It happened earlier this month when Barbara Krensavage brought home about four dozen quahog clams from a Newport seafood restaurant. Her husband, Ted, was shucking them when he came across one he thought was diseased. Upon closer inspection, the couple found the pearl.

Now that’s a stuffed quahog.

Posted by James at December 28, 2005 3:52 PM
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I saw this too! Isn't that the coolest?

Posted by: Chuck S. at January 12, 2006 9:07 AM

About 25 years ago my father was out clamming at Fogland beach in Tiverton RI. He brought home his catch and lo and behold he found a purple pearl. He brought it to a couple of places and noone had ever even seen one. In Nov of 2002 my father died suddenly and never got to realize just what he found. I would love to show this pearl to the world in his memory. If anyone has info on how to go about this please feel free to drop me a line. I tried to get an appraisal but because there is nothing to compare it to so this is close to impossible. The Smithsonian approached him to do a piece in their magazine but he never followed through. I would love to finish what he started.

Posted by: steph at January 20, 2006 10:15 PM

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