Shown here, boatswain’s mate Stanley Metcalf from the Rockland Coast Guard station struggles to prep the casualty of a 1971 winter gale for towing. Once tethered it started to sink, the line was cut, and the boat was dashed against the breakwater in outer Rockland Harbor. (Photo: Penobscot Marine Museum)
Shown here, boatswain’s mate Stanley Metcalf from the Rockland Coast Guard station struggles to prep the casualty of a 1971 winter gale for towing. Once tethered it started to sink, the line was cut, and the boat was dashed against the breakwater in outer Rockland Harbor. (Photo: Penobscot Marine Museum)
After three years of processing the photo archives of National Fisherman magazine, Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport has completed the collection. The high-quality digital photos, along with the preserved originals, present a visual timeline of American fisheries. Nearly 25,000 photographs were digitized and cataloged.The final rollout consists largely of 35mm negatives. To view the images, visit penobscotmarinemuseum.org/national-fisherman. Penobscot Marine Museum has over 200,000 historic photographs and a maritime history research library. Museum offices and the research library are open year round. Exhibits are open seven days a week, Memorial Day weekend through the third Sunday in October. PMM’s Visitors Center is located at 40 East Main Street, Searsport. For more information, call 548-2529 or visit penobscotmarinemuseum.org.