Sardine carrier Jacob Pike, Thomaston, 1948, ca. 1948

Contributed by Rockland Historical Society


The wooden sardine carrier "Jacob Pike" was built for Moses Bernard Pike (1897-1989) of Lubec, owner of Holmes Packing Company, Eastport. He named it for his father, Jacob Clark Pike (1854-1928), a one-time sea captain who became a major sardine businessman in Lubec. The 85-foot ship with 17-foot beam could carry over 60 tons of refrigerated herring, leaving one foot of freeboard but contributing to stability in rough seas. Built in 1948 by Newbert and Wallace in Thomaston, she served until Holmes went out of business in 1997. Widely respected for her efficiency and fine lines, since 2009 she rests at the Penobscot Marine Museum.

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  • Title: Sardine carrier Jacob Pike, Thomaston, 1948, ca. 1948
  • Creator: Sidney L. Cullen
  • Creation Date: circa 1948
  • Subject Date: circa 1948
  • Location: Thomaston, Knox County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 19.5 cm x 24.8 cm
  • Local Code: Pike 1 jpg
  • Collection: Anne Pike Rugh/Rockland Courier Gazette collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Rockland Historical Society
P.O. Box 1331, 80 Union Street, Rockland, ME 04841
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