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Harrison Humphrey and nets, Monhegan, ca. 1885

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Harrison Humphrey and nets, Monhegan, ca. 1885

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Harrison Humphrey stood at a fish dressing table on his wharf at Deadman’s Cove on Monhegan Island. Seine nets dried behind him.

Known as a hermit, Humphrey was a fisherman and a blacksmith. He also assisted his mother, Betsey Morrow Humphrey, in tending the Monhegan Lighthouse from 1862 until 1880.

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  • Title: Harrison Humphrey and nets, Monhegan, ca. 1885
  • Creation Date: circa 1885
  • Subject Date: circa 1885
  • Town: Monhegan
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 14.5 cm x 12.5 cm
  • Local Code: 310.002
  • Object Type: Image

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Monhegan Museum
1 Lighthouse Hill, Monhegan, ME 04852
(207) 596-7003
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