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Pogey press, Mount Desert, ca. 1850

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Pogey press, Mount Desert, ca. 1850
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Description

The pogey industry was a thriving industry at Mt. Desert in the mid 19th century. Pogies (also called porgies) were caught, boiled in large cast iron pots, and then pressed for their valuable oil.

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