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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1887
Media: Cabinet photograph
Title: The Day's Catch, ca. 1890
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Date: circa 1890
Media: monochrome photograph
Herring and sardines, small herring, were once an important part of the Maine economy. Smoked or salted herring provided an important food source before refrigeration and sardine canning was equally prominent along the Maine coast.
The history of a 350+-year-old city south of Portland, the Scarborough site was constructed by representatives from Scarborough Historical Society, Scarborough Middle School, and Scarborough Public Library. Exhibits include the marsh, transportation and roads, shipyards and shipwrecks, clamming and lobstering, famous residents, and education.