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The "Foster D" off shore, ca. 1910

Contributed by Friendship Museum
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In 1901 Sherman Jameson had the boat the <em>Foster D</em> 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 <em>Foster D</em> 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 <em>Foster D</em> 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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