Dories were used by fishermen and lobster men departing from Perkins Cove and the lofting is a unique design. There is a certain kind of lore about a little fishing boat and the romantic idea of setting sail each day to bring home the day’s catch. Marine life is a big part of Ogunquit’s history (while you’re at the Winn House, go inside and check out the Lobster Shack – a life size replica of the old shanties that lobster men use to have down by Perkins Cove).
Currently, the Dory is scheduled to set sail in late September and once again, an Ogunquit Dory will take to the sea.
Check out the Ogunquit Heritage Museum’s website for more on the history and updates on the Dory.