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Traditional Maine Clamdigger's Hat

This is my adaptation of the traditional Maine Clamdigger's Hat. This style of hat can be seen on the heads of clamdiggers plying their trade from the cold Atlantic beaches of Limerick in the south of Maine to the salty clam flats of Bangor in the North.

This has been the traditional garb of Maine clamdiggers since the first hardy settlers sailed into the placid waters of Buxton Bay in 1632, where they were met by the native Makatak Tribe who taught them the basic survival skills for this frigid land, including clam digging.