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Pogey press, Mount Desert, ca. 1850

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Pogey press, Mount Desert, ca. 1850

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The pogey industry was a thriving industry at Mt. Desert in the mid 19th century. Pogies (also called porgies) were caught, boiled in large cast iron pots, and then pressed for their valuable oil.

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  • Title: Pogey press, Mount Desert, ca. 1850
  • Creation Date: circa 1850
  • Subject Date: circa 1850
  • Local Name: Northeast Harbor
  • Town: Mount Desert
  • County: Hancock
  • State: ME
  • Media: Metal
  • Dimensions (cm): 100 x 30 x 30
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Great Harbor Maritime Museum
PO Box 145, 124 Main Street, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662
(207) 276-5262

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