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Item 133

Fish processing, Eastport, ca. 1902

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1902

Location: Eastport

Media: Photographic print

Item 10031

Building the Fish River Railroad

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society

Date: 1902-07-18

Media: Photographic print

Item 18621

Building the Fish River Railroad, Fort Kent, ca. 1902

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society

Date: circa 1902

Location: Fort Kent

Media: Photographic print

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Fish Cannery, Brooklin

Early Fish Canneries in Brooklin

By the 1900s, numerous fish canneries began operating in Center Harbor, located within the Brooklin community. For over thirty years, these plants were an important factor in the community.

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Noon Lunch, Eagle Lake, 1911

Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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Tuna catch, South Bristol, ca.1950

A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.

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Early fishing schooner, ca. 1870

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders at Work

Seine fishing (hand line fishing) was one form of fishing used by island fishermen. These fishermen were mostly fishing for herring.

Site Page

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

Occasionally, when winter fishing or fishing in very deep water, one line had two traps (doubles); but most of the time only single traps were on a…

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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

Clams were shucked (meat cut from the shell), salted, and barreled in fish houses on the flats of Blue Point.

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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

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

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