The National Fisherman Photograph Collection is welcomed to the Penobscot Marine Museum!
In mid-September, the Museum's photo archivists, Kevin Johnson and Matt Wheeler, drove to Portland to pick up some 20,000 photographs housed in four file cabinets. This new addition to our photography archives was donated by the highly-regarded commercial fishing journal. The Penobscot Marine Museum acquired images from a related publication, Atlantic Fisherman, during the 1990’s. In the late 50’s, the successful Maine Coast Fisherman bought up Atlantic Fisherman and began using the title National Fisherman, which still continues to thrive today. The paper has long been appreciated and respected as a premier source of news regarding fisheries and working waterfronts.