The Age of Fishing Under Sail
Thursday, June 28 - Saturday, June 30, 2018
10:00 aM - 2:00 PM
Boothbay Region Historical Society
72 Oak Street, Boothbay Harbor

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Fishing fleets were usually family-owned toward the turn of the 20th century. Boothbay's Nickersons had a fleet of 11 schooners, many built in East Boothbay by the Adams shipyard and the Hodgdon yard from 1882 to 1901. Similarly, the Nunan family of Cape Porpoise had eight of their schooners designed and built by the Hodgdon yard between 1882 and 1908. The exhibit starts June 1.

The Boothbay Region Historical Society has displays of fishing and navigational gear, as well as personal items that crew members had on board. The historical society welcomes visitors to view its Windjammer Days photo exhibit of the age of fishing under sail featuring the Nickerson and Nunan family fleets.

Join us at and receive a warm welcome from those who love to share the history and stories of all things Maritime Maine. For more information, call 207-633-0820 or visit

Thank you to our generous sponsor for this event: