Malcolm Hudson began his fishing career back in 1929 down on Plum Island Point. For a dollar a day he would row you out in his wooden dory to fish for mackerel and pollack. The bait of choice back then was sand eels, and Malcolm and his wife Beverley, out of a pitched tent and still on the Point, were selling eight quarts of sand eels for twenty five cents. As business grew the need for a larger boat was evident. In 1934 his first custom boat, a Downeaster with a 90 HP Gray Marine engine became a reality. The fishing party boat business was sold in 1972.
Malcolm and Beverley went on to work for their son Craig Sr at his outboard motor repair, and bait and tackle business on Brown’s Wharf in Newburyport. Business grew quickly and a new building was erected in 1978. With the expansion of boat sales, motor repair, and a ship store that included, hardware, bait and tackle,