Selections from the Elmer Montgomery Collection and Selections from The Atlantic Fisherman
Two exhibits with boats and the sea as their subjects from photography collections of Penobscot Marine Museum. The collection of Elmer Montgomery, born in South Thomaston in 1912, contains hundreds of finely-crafted photographs of boats, ships, and waterfront scenes in Rockland and other midcoast communities prior to World War II. The Atlantic Fisherman was a Belfast-based trade paper for commercial fishermen. The archives of its photography document the early days of mechanized fishing.