Launching of the ‘Whitefin,’ April 1983

Photograher Joe McGurn has gone through the photos from the mystery boxes that he purchased in 2016 in an estate sale, and he has collated almost 150 that chronicled the launching of the Whitefin, built in Camden Renaissance Yachts.

“They are extraordinary photos in which we see the very large boat make its way on the road from Camden to Rockport Harbor,” said McGurn. “I’m not sure that this is done today because as you can see they were cutting tree branches and moving power lines to just make it down the road.

“The scenes from the belted Galloways to the bridge in Rockport and finally entering the water in Rockport are particularly interesting.”

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