The "Foster D" off shore, ca. 1920
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.
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.