Thursday, December 25, 2008

Isaac H. Evans

My Latest Digital Painting Isaac H. Evans Catalog # 2039

The Isaac H. Evans was built in Mauricetown, New Jersey in 1886, on the banks of the Maurice River that leads into Delaware Bay. She will be celebrating her 121st anniversary this year! She was built when oystering was the biggest fishing industry in America and spent many years working the Delaware Bay before she came to Maine for a new life. In 1971 she was brought from New Jersey to the old Percy and Small Shipyard which is now part of the Bath Maritime Museum. By 1973 she was completely rebuilt and adapted for her new industry. Today she is carrying guests instead of oysters out of Rockland , Maine.

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