Atlantic Fisherman magazine advertisement for the Knox Lobster Boat, built in Camden by Camden Anchor-Rockland Machine Co. The company built both the boat and the engine. The boat was sold for use as a lobster boat and for hand trawling. Small engines had been available to fishermen starting in the early years of the 20th century; by 1907 they were common, and boats were being adapted for them. This advertisement is from page 2 of the July 1921 issue, the first year that the Atlantic Fisherman, the nation's first fisherman's magazine, was published.
Herring pinky schooner bound for the fishing grounds; nets hanging over bowsprit and stern; net dories on deck. This vessel could have been carrying gear for a weir, but more likely this gear is for stop seining a cove (closing off a cove trapping a school of herring inside.)
This image is from G. Brown Goode's The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States, 1884-1887, Section V, Plate 117. This book can be found online at NOAA
Dressing cod on deck of fishing schooner. The cod were cleaned and split, with livers, tongues and cheeks saved in separate buckets. They then went into the hold with salt between each layer. This schooner could be one of the smaller hand liners. The fisherman on the left wears a 'barvil", an apron waterproofed with linseed oil.
This image is from G. Brown Goode's The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States, 1884-1887, Section V, Plate 33. This book can be found online at NOAA
Postcard image of Fort Point Lighthouse and the resort at Fort Point. Built in the 1870s, the resort was first called the Wassaumkeag Hotel, then Fort Point House, then The Woodcliff and Fort Point Hotel. It burned on June 7, 1898.
Bangor & Aroostook piers at Stockton Springs Harbor, Cape Jellison. Twelve schooners are at the docks. The docks were used for shipping lumber and potatoes. The docks were opened in 1906 when the railroad line was completed.