Contributed by Great Harbor Maritime Museum
The pogey industry was a thriving industry at Mt. Desert in the mid 19th century. Pogies (also called porgies) were caught, boiled in large cast iron pots, and then pressed for their valuable oil.
About This Item
- Title: Pogey press, Mount Desert, ca. 1850
- Creation Date: circa 1850
- Subject Date: circa 1850
- Local Name: Northeast Harbor
- Town: Mount Desert
- County: Hancock
- State: ME
- Media: Metal
- Dimensions: 100 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm
- Object Type: Physical Object
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Fishing industry--Maine
- Atlantic menhaden fisheries--Equipment and supplies
- Food industry--Maine
- Fish oil industry--Maine
For more information about this item, contact:Great Harbor Maritime Museum
124 Main St, PO Box 145, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662
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