Historic Camden

Jul 27, 2014
Courtesy of: Penobscot Marine Museum/Carroll Thayer Berry Collection

Penobscot Marine Museum has a collection of historic photos by Carroll Thayer Berry, a woodcut artist and one of the founders of Center for Maine Contemporary Art.

Those who have further information about the photo should comment online at knox.villagesoup.com, email news@courierpublicationsllc.com or write Camden Herald, 113 Washington St., Camden ME, 04843.

Readers are invited to submit mystery photos of their own as well, either in person at the Camden Herald office or via email.

Comments (3)
Posted by: Alden Cole | Jul 29, 2014 05:02

The lanky fellow in the foreground reminds me of Orville Young.  He worked at Camden Shipbuilding at one point.

Posted by: avery brott | Jul 28, 2014 08:41

Agreed, Jim. Possible for VS to post these photos in a (much) larger format?

Posted by: James L. Bowditch | Jul 27, 2014 15:24

This appears to be from the late '40s, early '50s from the Camden Shipbuilding Co docks.  Hard to tell about the lobster boat about 75 yards down the dock, it looks as though it has a radar dome on the boat, but in this era, a radar dome would have been unusual.  Probably something else.  I can't enlarge  the name on the transom of the boat on the next dock over; there are no other identifying items in the photo--the ramp and the cabin cruiser are wooden--normal for this era.

Great shot.


Jim Bowditch

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