The culling board

Chatham quahog culling

William Montague dumps the basket of his bullrake stuffed with oysters, conches, scallops, razor clams and hardshell clams onto the culling board while working Crow’s Pond in North Chatham. A clammer’s bullrake is a rake and basket heavy enough to bite into the bottom mounted on the end of a 20-foot aluminum pole, worked from a boat.