The Graying of the Bay

There’s a statue that stands in the courtyard of the Warwick Public Library. It’s an oversized depiction of a quahogger, rake in hand, two bulging bags of the shellfish by his side, and a Labrador Retriever for company. The statue is called “The Warwick Quahogger: A...

Meet the Apprentices

“I couldn’t feel my hands and they hurt to bend. I had never used my hands that way before,” says Evan Adams, describing how he felt after his first week as a deckhand on the fishing vessel Harvest Moon out of Point Judith. “I didn’t want to do it anymore because I...

Benefi-shell Recycling

Jayne Merner Senecal roots through a buzzing pile of rich brown compost to pluck out one of the most powerful components in the mix—a clam shell, with the slick sheen of viscera and a vein of green sand. Shells, a natural marine byproduct that ends up on land as...