Pogey press, Mount Desert, ca. 1850
Contributed by Great Harbor Maritime Museum
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.
- 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
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