Battling water, weather and weariness for clams

Bill Fetzer digs for clams in Oyster Bay

Bill Fetzer digs for clams in Oyster Bay Harbor, in waters surrounded by million dollar homes and recreational sailboats. Clam digging can be backbreaking work, and the 10-hour workdays take a heavy toll on the bodies of local fishermen. (July 13, 2010) (Credit: Jesse Newman)

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Fisherman Bill Fetzer works the waters of Oyster Bay. Fetzer rises before dawn to rake for clams and set traps for conch and eel.

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