Jacob Pike - Sardine Carrier
By John K. Hanson, Jr.
Jacob Pike. Photo by Jamie BloomquistOn Saturday, July 14, 2007, the sardine carrier, the Jacob Pike retired from a hard life at sea and returned to Penobscot Bay to take up the rigors of teaching. We picked the boat up in Prospect Harbor, hard by the giant fisherman sign that marks Stinson Canning factory, and drove it down the coast to Rockport Harbor, where it would spend the summer in anticipation of a new career. During our six-hour cruise we were saluted by every lobsterboat and yacht that crossed our path. Despite the visible vestiges of a long working life, the Jacob Pike remains beautiful, distinctive, well-known, and well-loved.
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