The Second Empire style Hotel Rockland was built in 1870. It was located on Main Street, at the foot of Park Street, overlooking Rockland Harbor
This study of the bow of the Charles H. Klinck shows the old and the new. Name and paint are worn, and drooping anchors look tired.
This is Elmer Montgomery’s post-war shot of the Bray family and their neighbor Gil Merriam running across Rockland Harbor
With masts spaced widely apart and shipping a steam driven loading boom, the schooner Annie & Reuben stood out from the other coasters.
Before Ted Lang and his Mainship operation brought in the fill that became today’s Snow Marine Park, this tidal cove became a graveyard for boats of all kinds
The steam tug Sommers N. Smith and the steam lighter Sophia formed the backbone of Capt. John I. Snow’s Rockland-based Snow Marine Co.
The year is 1936 and the day October 3rd. The 86’ seiner Mary Grace appears to be stuck on the launching ways and is about to be towed until she floats.
It’s early morning in Rockland Harbor and there’s no wind.
On November 10, 1938, the laid-up steamer Vinal Haven snagged her guardrail, listed enough to fill with water, and sunk at the dock.
Albert Condon’s drawings for this 110’ dragger are, like all his work, very detailed. There’s no guessing the size, shape, and location of the pieces that go into building her.
The late Kennedy Crane (Rockland’s Senter-Crane department store) owned this handsome Friendship Sloop and kept her summers off his cottage at Dynamite Beach in Owls Head.
The yard crew guides the three-master Edward R. Smith onto Snow’s big railway for caulking and painting on the first day of June, 1940. This 565-ton schooner was built in 1911 in Phippsburg. Catalog Number LB2008.15.25
Carl Beckman’s 79’ dragger slides overboard September, 16th, 1939. Four months later, Clyson Coffin’s 110’ dragger, now in frame beyond Pelican, will be christened as the St. George.
Main Street Rockland’s Victorian brick commercial buildings
Successful businessman Richard Feyler poses as part of a major article on Rockland’s Seafood Festiva
Summer guests are playing croquet on the west lawn of the Samoset Hotel in the early part of the twentieth century.