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The Pewter Shop was established in 1935 by Lewis Whitney and his wife Blanche. Their plan was to produce fine hand crafted products in pewter and other metals to be offered in their shop in the growing arts community on Bearskin Neck. Surrounded by the vibrant scene populated by fishermen, boat builders, artists, and other artisans, the Whitneys found inspiration to pursue their craft. It wasn't long before there were upwards of seven craftsmen at work hand- hammering plates, bowls, and other items in the workshop. This history of making pewter on the premises has continued without interruption for the past 81 years. In 1960, ownership passed from the Whitneys to Lawson and Herdis Murch. The tradition continues with son Chris, who has been active in the business since 1970, assuming ownership in 2005 and his daughter, Zan.