Just Launched: Agamenticus


Last of the wooden lobsterboats



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wooden lobsterboat launchingAgamenticus built by Peter Kass's John's Bay Boat Co. Click the image above or scroll down
for more images. Photo by Jamie Bloomquist
Launch Details:
Boat Name:
Agamenticus
Specs:
LOA: 42.4', Beam: 15.4', Draft: 5.6', Power: 6140 Lugger 700 hp.
Builder:
Peter Kass, John's Bay Boat Co.
Contact:
P.O. Box 58, John's Bay Road
South Bristol, ME, 04568
Phone: 207-644-8261
Launch Date:
April 5, 2008
Launch Site:
South Bristol, Maine

Particulars: On April 5, 2008, a crowd gathered to watch the 42-foot wooden lobsterboat Agamenticus slide down the ways at John's Bay Boat Co. in South Bristol, Maine. Agamenticus is the second boat that Peter Kass has built for lobsterman Eddie Grant. Grant's first, a 41-footer, was built by Kass eight years ago as a strictly working boat. This time around, the details below deck show that Grant and his wife Rosie are planning to cruise in Agamenticus when Grant's not pulling traps out of his home port of York Harbor. One of the last remaining builders of plank-on-frame wooden lobsterboats, Peter Kass built Agamenticus to the design standards of his deluxe lobsterboat. Kass framed Agamenticus with white oak, and planked the boat with 1 1/4" native Maine cedar. The wheelhouse is mahogany and the aft deck is Douglas fir.

Click here to read MBH&H publisher, John K. Hanson, Jr.'s account of the launch.


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Information supplied by the builder. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. However, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors accepts no liability in the event of any errors of fact or omission.


Issue:005 | Published: March-April 2008 | Photographer(s): Jamie Bloomquist |