Lincolnville Wherry | A Penobscot Bay salmon rowboat. Built to an ancient design probably brought from Europe by the first settlers, these practical small boats were ideal for the in-shore salmon fishery that helped support Maine communities during the 19th century. Wherries were primarily used to set the salmon nets and to bring the trapped fish to shore. Thin lapstrake planking on naturally curved cedar ribs made them unusually light and strong. Our kit is based upon a surviving wherry in the collection of the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, ME. This one is truly a jewel. I have this model on display in my home. It is important to note that some pictured items may have been built with optional items not included as part of standard kits, such as pedestals, bases, cases, paint, etc. If there are any questions about the contents of a particular kit, please contact Bluejacket.
LOA: 15 3/4″