Donald Thurlow's lobster boat, Scarborough, 1943

Contributed by Bruce Thurlow through Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

Donald Thurlow's lobster boat, Scarborough, 1943

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Donald Thurlow's lobster boat was built in 1943 at the Pillsbury Building in Pine Point by Ward Bickford. It was a pine strip and oak framed wooden boat with a gasoline engine. From the engine pulley a drive belt ran a winch to mechanically lift (haul) the traps. These boats turned sharply and to reset a trap, the boat made a circle and "dumped" it so that the rope would go over the lower rail and not snag the lobsterman. He would throw the glass bopper and wooden buoy overboard as the rope went out during the circle rotation.

The boat rest on a wooden cradle and has been hauled up to the summer parking lot for the winter.

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  • Title: Donald Thurlow's lobster boat, Scarborough, 1943
  • Creation Date: circa 1943
  • Subject Date: circa 1943
  • Location: Scarborough, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 7.6 cm x 12.7 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 156, Scarborough, ME 04070-0156
(207) 885-9997

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