Fern and Bimbo Carter are installing an Oldsmobile engine in CAROLYN, the lobster boat 18-year-old Bimbo started building with his father while he was a senior in high school. Bimbo paid for his boat, which he named for his mother, with his earnings from clamming and summertime lobstering from a hand-me-down skiff. He salvaged the hardware from an old boat used by his grandfather, and friends and family contributed materials and labor. He and friends and family built 300 traps before Bimbo launched CAROLYN and his lobstering business after graduating from Medomak Valley High School in 1972.

Bimbo’s Lobsterboat Carolyn

Catalog Number LB2005.24.10966