City Island Society of Clam-diggers and Mussel-suckers

Submitted by ub on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 12:46

The City Island Society of Clam-diggers and Mussel-suckers has been formed to recognize those exceptional individuals who, over time, have made extraordinary contributions to the character and quality of their City Island community and culture.

Below are the criteria:

Individual has served in an active role for at least ten years at the time of nomination.
Individual is either a clam digger, or a mussel-sucker in good standing.
Individual demonstrates a keen understanding of City Island's history.
Individual promotes civility on and inside this fabulous island.
Individual serves as a role model for other islanders, as well as visitors.
Individual demonstrates high level of concern for members of this community.
Individual should be actively involved above and beyond his/her specific job requirements.

The winning recipients will be presented with cash, along with a personalized plaque.

City Island is a small nautical community in The Bronx, which has a New England-type culture that makes it appear much different from other parts of New York City.

A native City Islander is a “Clam digger” . A non-native City Islander is a “Mussel sucker.”

Please, send nominations to: or

City Island Images PO Box 147 City Island NY, 10464