Unique Harbor Habitat

    Clinton Harbor is unique in that it has 3 fresh water rivers, the Indian, Hammock and Hammonasset, that flow into the harbor, creating an ideal habitat for oysters and other specimens that thrive in areas of varying salinity. The inner harbor is an ideal habitat for oysters, while the sand flats on the outer harbor are ideal for hard shell, soft shell and surf clams which prefer cooler water and a sandy bottom.Clinton Harbor NOAA Nautical Chart