Old Jail

Old Jail Building
Intriguing hand tools and equipment of the 19th-century trades

Plain, unadorned hand tools were essential to daily living for the craftspeople and workers on the island. If a tool did not exist, these enterprising people got by with the resources available on the island.

Behind the iron-barred windows of the Old Jail room, you'll see up close the vast collection of tools and equipment used in logging and lumbering, boat building, commercial fishing, carpentry and barrel-making.

See rare artifacts from the United States Lighthouse Establishment, including an 1862 French-made Fresnel lens that once beamed a guiding light from the Raspberry Island lighthouse tower.

 

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