Our Story


 

Three days after I was born, I was carried aboard a boat on the Merrimack River in Newburyport, Massachusetts. I grew up as a salty, sandy, fish & lobster-loving beach baby. My restlessness and sense of adventure always led me to getting lost, getting found, and discovering new things everywhere in between.
 
Eventually, I moved to New York City and quickly found myself living for the weekends. I dragged my gear to the office countless times in hopes of catching an early train to the beach or the boat. Over the years, I found myself searching for travel goods that were simple and functional, but were also rugged enough to withstand many planes, trains, automobiles, and weekends at sea.

The Long Wharf Supply Co. was born out of a life-long appreciation for rugged materials, a clean aesthetic, and everyday functionality.


Thanks for following our journey.
Mike Lamagna, Founder
 

Our Namesake

In July of 1795 after Boston's historic deep-water landing, Long Wharf, saw the arrival of royal governors, pirates, and British troops, a young New Englander cast off across the Atlantic on a merchant tall ship. After exploring foreign cultures and the production of fine goods for over a year, he returned home to set up a retail shop on Long Wharf. Inspired by his journey, he founded several mills that would drive imports and exports in America during the 1800s.

Those mills employed hard-working men and women throughout the 1900s, when our great-grandfather became a wool sorter and helped produce some of the highest quality textiles in the world.

Our Mariner Stripe

Our Mariner Stripe was inspired by the age old tradition of identifying your lobster buoys. Our family fished traps for decades and used traditional color blocking or sailor stripes to distinguish our lines from those of neighboring lobstermen. We chose to combine patterns and create our signature Mariner Stripe to properly identify and represent the Long Wharf line.