Long Beach, Washington: World's Largest Spitting Clam

A Long Beach institution, the long missing squirting clam returned on April 19, 2014 reborn as the spitting clam, firing watery bobbers on the hour, or on-demand spits for a quarter.
Address:
5th St. SE, Long Beach, WA
Directions:
Downtown, next to the World's Largest Frying Pan. On the north side of 5th St. SE just east of Hwy 103/Pacific Ave.
Hours:
Free spit on the hour 7 AM - 11 PM
Admission:
25 cents to make it spit
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Clam. Return of the World's Largest Spitting Clam

When Long Beach's annual Clam Festival was mothballed over a decade ago, so was the World's Largest Spitting Clam. Made of driftwood, standing about five feet tall, it was topped by a white spout (the "clam") that would shoot water several feet high. In 2013 the Festival was revived. A year later, on April 19, 2014, the mayor of Long Beach cut a ribbon and the newly recommissioned Clam made its first spit. The improved clam not only spits for free on the hour, it also spits on demand for anyone who drops a quarter into an adjacent coin slot.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 04/21/2014]
World's Largest Squirting Clam

Next to the World's Largest Frying Pan is the World's Largest Squirting Clam -- most likely it's the World's *Only* Squirting Clam. It's about five feet tall, made of what looks like driftwood, and has a large, white spout on the top. During the opening ceremonies of the annual Clam Festival, the clam "squirts water up in the air, often several feet high!" say the locals.

[Wink Junior, 02/27/1997]

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