This no-name spray hood lobster boat was originally owned by Joseph Elwood Spurling. The vessel had been brought up to Maine by summer people and so started out life as being slightly more elegant than the common fishing boat. She was planked with southern cedar and copper fastened. Elwood used her for weir fishing. He later sold it to Henry Lewis Linscott. When Ralph Ober Phippen owned the vessel he used it for lobster fishing. – Ralph Warren Stanley, 2009.