Meet Joe Leland, the Lowcountry’s ‘Clam Man’
Going back nearly to the dawn of man, there’s been a mystique to the sea. When it gets in your blood, any old salt will tell you that it never leaves.
For Joe Leland, that salt had been in his blood for generations, but it wasn’t until after retiring that he answered its call.
Leland, who goes by the afectionate nickname “The Clam Man,” traces his roots back to McClellanville, well known for its seafood.
“My family name goes back there. My daddy grew up in McClellanville,” Leland said. “My family’s background is in the seafood business.”