Contributed by Friendship Museum
In 1901 Sherman Jameson had the boat the Foster D 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 Foster D 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 Foster D traveled to islands and mainland fishing communities to buy lobsters for the Jameson & Wotton Wharf and deliver goods from the Jameson & Wotton store.
About This Item
- Title: The "Foster D" off shore, ca. 1910
- Creation Date: circa 1910
- Subject Date: circa 1910
- Town: Friendship
- County: Knox
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 12.86 cm x 202.06 cm
- Collection: Havener family
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Friendship Museum
PO Box 226, Friendship, ME 04547
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