Preview: Boat Photos from Maynard Bray, Part 2

April 26, 2020

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Here is a small sampling from the collection of 35mm negatives I donated to Penobscot Marine Museum (PMM) in 2013. They’ve been scanned but are not yet on the Museum’s website so I’m deeply grateful for allowing OCH this preview. Hard to believe that about 40 years have gone by since I took this batch!

There are many more images of all kinds, and by a variety of photographers, that you can view on the Museum’s website. Click here and you’ll go directly to PMM’s photo collections where, to date, there are over 100,000 pictures to look at. At this point the PMM site, based on the Past Perfect cataloging application, is cumbersome to navigate, but believe me, there is some really great stuff there. High-quality enlargements of any image can be ordered; just click here.

Speaking of clicking, remember that any of the following photos can be enlarged simply by clicking on it. You’ll see small arrows at the left and right borders of the enlargement that enable you to scroll from photo to photo without returning to this page. There’s also a slideshow option to save your fingers.


A joyful launching: designer Joel White and WoodenBoat founder Jon Wilson (to starboard) and WB technical editor Maynard Bray and Spencer Lincoln who drew the plans (to port) pause for a photo as they carry WoodenBoat’s Catspaw Dinghy down the beach. Hundreds of these versatile 12’8″ sprit-rigged Herreshoff/White designs hae been built in the 40 years since Anne Bray snapped this picture in 1980. Ben Emory, working with Joel White, inspired the first Catspaw named MY OCEAN (this is the second one)

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