In 1915 Stephen E. Bayley settled in Pine Point, dug clams in Jones Creek and trapped lobsters off the coast to feed his wife and four sons. When there was enough left over to sell, his wife Ella would cook the lobsters and sell them to people through her kitchen window.
The years passed and the business grew enough so that Steve and his sons bought lobsters from other local fishermen, and built tanks so that they could store larger quantities of lobsters in order to sell to restaurants and other dealers. The business is now owned and run by Steve’s grandson Bill and his great-granddaughter Susan.
We have sold over 30 million pounds of lobsters. We are pioneers in the shipping of lobsters. Our lobsters were originally shipped to restaurants via train in wooden barrels, and we were one of the very first lobster pounds to ship lobsters overnight. We started mail-order shipping the first year that overnight shipping became available in the U.S. and have shipped many thousands of packages since.
Not long before Steve passed away in 1978, he commented that perhaps someday there would even be a computer in his lobster pound. We are very sorry that he can not be here to see what the Internet has done to spread the good name of his lobster pound and make lobsters available to people across the country overnight. His small business has become a New England tradition for generations of vacationing families and locals alike.