Hamilton Marine, Maine’s largest marine supplier, started in a Searsport garage

In a funny story told about Hamilton’s early efforts to sell the survival suits, he would walk into a coffee shop or diner on a particularly cold day and offer to jump into the water off a nearby pier, donning one of the suits. When fishermen who agreed to watch the stunt saw how well the suits worked, they began buying them. Hamilton has witnessed informal family reunions at his stores, as fishing families from Stonington and Swan’s Island, for example, plan on meeting at the Searsport store to pick up some items and then head out to lunch at a local restaurant. Read more

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