Sardine carrier Mary Anne stern, Thomaston, 1947

Contributed by Rockland Historical Society


The Mary Anne, built for Lubecker Moses Bernard Pike’s Holmes Packing Company in Eastport, was the first sardine carrier to refrigerate the herring in the hold.

Icy salt water and air circulated up through the herring and kept the catch chilled.

Named for Pike’s two daughters, Mary and Anne of Lubec, the ship was built by Newbert and Wallace Shipyard in Thomaston.

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About This Item

  • Title: Sardine carrier Mary Anne stern, Thomaston, 1947
  • Creator: Cullen, Sidney L.
  • Creation Date: 1947
  • Subject Date: 1947
  • Town: Thomaston
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 24.8 cm x 19.5 cm
  • Local Code: Pike 6
  • Collection: Anne Pike Rugh/Rockland Courier Gazette collection, Rockland Historical Society
  • Object Type: Image

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Rockland Historical Society
P.O. Box 1331, 80 Union Street, Rockland, ME 04841
(207) 594-6193

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