Today’s Portland Daily Sun includes a profile of the Captain Mowatt’s line of hot sauces which are produced here in Portland.
Jolly Roger is one of the 20-odd sauces from the Captain Mowatt line that Stevens brews up in his East End munitions factory. A former Casco Bay Line ferry captain, Stevens was introduced to the wild world of hot peppers during a stint in the Gulf of Mexico some 15 years ago. Upon his return to Maine, he found slim pickings in the heat department: only Frank’s Hot Sauce and Tabasco so he began mixing up his own sauces.
Captain Mowatt’s sauces and its owner Dan Stevens were also written up in the latest issue of Portland magazine (not available online).