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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1887
Media: Cabinet photograph
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Date: circa 1890
Media: Photographic print
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.
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.
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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Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Bruce Thurlow, Bill Bayley and Don…
Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering I Remember Lobster Fishing in Scarborough Most clam and lobster fisheries in Scarborough have been…
… Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering Lobster Fishing The first recorded lobster catch was in 1605 when crew from the Archangel, captained by…
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by Randy Randall
We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.
by Randy Randall
Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.
by Phil Tedrick
A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman