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The "Foster D" off shore, ca. 1910

Contributed by Friendship Museum

In 1901 Sherman Jameson had the boat the Foster D built according to his own design and named it for his son. It had the lines of a sloop, with a sharp clipper bow and a rounded overhanging stern. Called a lobster smack, the Foster D could hold up to 700 pounds of lobsters, and its midships had a well with holes in the bottom so that water could circulate for the lobsters.

One of the first motorized boats in Friendship, the Foster D traveled to islands and mainland fishing communities to buy lobsters for the Jameson & Wotton Wharf and deliver goods from the Jameson & Wotton store.

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  • Title: The "Foster D" off shore, ca. 1910
  • Creation Date: circa 1910
  • Subject Date: circa 1910
  • Town: Friendship
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 12.86 x 202.06
  • Collection: Havener family
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Friendship Museum
PO Box 226, Friendship, ME 04547
(207) 832-4899

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