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Item 1016

Fishing catch from Ragged Lake, ca. 1887

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1887

Media: Cabinet photograph

Item 13592

The Day's Catch, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1890

Media: Photographic print

Item 101541

Striper catch, Westport Island, 1961

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee

Date: 1961-09-01

Location: Westport Island

Media: Photographic print

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Edith Knight Moulton, ca. 1900

The Arrival of Winter

The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.

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George French dorm room, Bates College, ca. 1901

Maine Through the Eyes of George W. French

George French, a native of Kezar Falls and graduate of Bates College, worked at several jobs before turning to photography as his career. He served for many years as photographer for the Maine Development Commission, taking pictures intended to promote both development and tourism.

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Portland City Hall Rum Room, ca. 1930

Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.

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Local Fishermen at Pine Point, Scarborough, 1932

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Bruce Thurlow, Bill Bayley and Don…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 4 of 4

Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering I Remember Lobster Fishing in Scarborough Most clam and lobster fisheries in Scarborough have been…

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 Lobster Trap Branding Iron, 1961

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 3 of 4

Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering Lobster Fishing The first recorded lobster catch was in 1605 when crew from the Archangel, captained by…

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 6 View All

Story

Catching live bait with Grandfather

by Randy Randall


We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.

Story

Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by

by Randy Randall


Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.

Story

Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists

by Phil Tedrick


A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman