Walter Davis tending lobster gear, Monhegan, 1932

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Walter Davis tending lobster gear, Monhegan, 1932

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Son of William Bainbridge “Uncle Ben” Davis and Martha Jane West, Walter Davis was a well-known Monhegan Island fisherman. Born on the Island in 1865, Walter became Monhegan’s “king” of lobstering at the peak of his career in the mid-1930’s.

Behind Davis on the right is the old Trefethren store, run by the Lane family in the early 1900s. Walter and Virgie Davis' house, "Snug Harbor," is visible in the background on the left.

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  • Title: Walter Davis tending lobster gear, Monhegan, 1932
  • Creation Date: 1932-09-09
  • Subject Date: 1932-09-09
  • Town: Monhegan
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 13 cm x 8 cm
  • Local Code: 554.04
  • Object Type: Image

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1 Lighthouse Hill, Monhegan, ME 04852
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