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Damariscotta

DAMARISCOTTA, (30 alt.; Damariscotta Town, 825 pop.), is a tiny village on low land in a bend of the Damariscotta River. The digging of clams, which are served extensively in the many nearby summer hotels and eating places, and are shipped away in refrigerated cars, is an important local industry. The clammers, who live in shacks near the salt water during the summer, tap along thebeaches at low tide, causing the clams, disturbed by the vibrations, to spout out tiny streams of water that betray their hiding places in the mud.