When Maine Built Draggers, Carriers and Smacks at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Maine Boatbuilders Forum

Join maritime historians Maynard Bray, Michael Crowley, and David Andrews on Thursday, August 7th at  7:00 pm at Penobscot Marine Museum to discuss the heyday of Maine’s building of draggers, carriers and smacks.  From the 1930’s to the 1970’s Maine was one of the biggest producers of these vessels built for commercial fishing.   The boatyards which built these boats include Harvey Gamage, Newbert & Wallace, Southwest Boat, and Washburn & Doughty.

Sardine Carrier Jacob Pike at Dix Island Weir, Photo by Kosti Ruohomaa, Maine Sardine Council Collection, PMM

Sardine Carrier Jacob Pike at Dix Island Weir, Photo by Kosti Ruohomaa, Maine Sardine Council Collection, PMM

Maynard Bray grew up in Rockland and was for many years the curator of the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut.  Mike Crowley is a writer for National Fisherman, and David Andrews is a South Bristol historian.  This program is in

PMM’s Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main Street, Searsport, Maine.  Tickets are $8 for members and $10 for non-members.  For more information go to www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org or call 207-548-2529 or 0334.

Penobscot Marine Museum recreates an historic seacoast village and has fun family activities daily.  Penobscot Marine Museum, on Route One, 40 East Main Street, Searsport, Maine is open May 24 through October 19, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday noon to 5:00 pm.  Admission is free for Searsport residents and museum members.