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Sardine carrier Mary Anne afloat, Thomaston, 1947

Contributed by Rockland Historical Society

The Mary Anne was built for the Holmes Packing Company of Eastport, owned by Moses Pike of Lubec.

It was the first refrigerated sardine carrier, bubbling chilled salt water and air up though the hundred-ton load of herring that the vessel could carry.

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  • Title: Sardine carrier Mary Anne afloat, Thomaston, 1947
  • Creator: Cullen, Sidney L.
  • Creation Date: 1947
  • Subject Date: 1947
  • Town: Thomaston
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 19.5 cm x 24.8 cm
  • Local Code: Pike 12
  • Collection: Anne Pike Rugh/Rockland Courier Gazette collection, Rockland Historical Society
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Rockland Historical Society
P.O. Box 1331, 80 Union Street, Rockland, ME 04841
(207) 594-6193
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