Not being raised to it I never did any digging myself. Quahogs were the things around East Greenwich Bay for kids I knew going to high school in Warwick, RI. Flat bottom deep and wide clam skiffs were their vehicle, powered by bigger and bigger outboards. One had 2 100hp Mercs. The clam cops kept upping the ante. Bull raking that was, mostly, I think. Thanks for the thread!