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Studley fish house and flakeyard, Monhegan, ca. 1880

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Studley fish house and flakeyard, Monhegan, ca. 1880

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Heavily salted cod fish were spread on lobster traps to “cure” in the sun. Cured fish was sold at markets in Portland, or stored to eat in the winter.

William Studley built this fish house in 1845, and Andrew Peterson used it as a fish market in the early 1900s. By 1930 the building had fallen into extreme disrepair and the owner, Frank Pierce, had it torn down.

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  • Title: Studley fish house and flakeyard, Monhegan, ca. 1880
  • Creation Date: circa 1880
  • Subject Date: circa 1880
  • Town: Monhegan
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 8.5 cm x 13 cm
  • Local Code: 247.01.004
  • Object Type: Image

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Monhegan Museum
1 Lighthouse Hill, Monhegan, ME 04852
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