Contributed by Friendship Museum
The Foster D traveled to offshore islands to purchase lobsters and clams for the Jameson & Wotton Wharf. Here it is tied up at Allen Island, surrounded by arc-sided Friendship clamming dories. Old-style lobster pots are piled on the shore.
Betsy Wyeth, wife of artist Andrew Wyeth, bought Allen Island in 1979. By then the island had lost its full-time residents and was only used as a seasonal home by a couple of lobstering families. Wyeth built a large cape-style house and several other buildings in addition to renovating several existing buildings to create a small island community. Allen Island was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
About This Item
- Title: The "Foster D" off shore, ca. 1920
- Creation Date: circa 1920
- Subject Date: circa 1920
- Town: St. George
- County: Knox
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 11.89 cm x 16.4 cm
- Object Type: Image
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PO Box 226, Friendship, ME 04547