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. »Read More
Simple and graceful, a dory enhances any scene.
This is Elmer Montgomery’s post-war shot of the Bray family and their neighbor Gil Merriam running across Rockland Harbor »Read More
From Camden, on June 25, 1938, Donald MacMillan’s schooner Bowdoin headed to the arctic where she’d been voyaging annually since she was launched in 1921. »Read More
It’s end of the day at Rockland and the end of the life for the schooner Jennie A. Cheney, built in Thomaston in 1870. »Read More
With masts spaced widely apart and shipping a steam driven loading boom, the schooner Annie & Reuben stood out from the other coasters. »Read More
Bottom dwelling fish like cod and haddock used to be within the range of small powerboats rigged with baited line trawls. »Read More
Cotton seine twine will rot if not put away correctly. Tarring and salting preserved it, but so did winding it on reels so the air could blow through. »Read More
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 »Read More
The grounded-out lobsterboat may get her bottom painted later in the day after it dries in the sun, but before the evening’s high tide.
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. »Read More
May 19, 1936 is launching day for the Gov. Brann, a 65’ double-ended, wooden-hulled ferry. »Read More
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. »Read More
Ingenuity helped keep working coasters going long after their heyday. »Read More