† Wharf at 401½ Commercial Street

Ed Small Wharf

Small’s Wharf was the easternmost of a trio in the near East End. Like the adjacent Conwell’s Wharf, Small’s was pressed into a second useful stint for the L. Pickert & Company fish-packing concern, based in Boston. This wharf was used for filleting and smoking fish, while the canning took place on Conwell’s, also known as Cannery Wharf. The group shot above was taken outside the filleting plant.

The second photograph below shows the smokehouse in its final days, a few of the dormers still visible that were used for ventilation. I believe the structure on the right in that picture is Elena Curtis Hall’s Cinnamon Sands cottage. The canning operation had ended before 1938, when the picture at bottom was taken.





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