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., and working together they dredged many harbors and built many local docks of both granite and wood. Neafie & Levy of Philadelphia built the Smith in 1887 and named her for their chief engineer who later became general manager. Rockland breakwater and lighthouse show on the horizon, and Donald Brewster sits on the port foredeck alongside another man, ready to handle the dock lines.

Catalog Number LB2008.15.369