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Historical Items

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Item 68458

Medicinal fish oil factory on Johnson Island, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Swans Island Media: Photographic print

Item 80356

Boneless Cod Fish box, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Friendship Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Friendship Media: wood with paper label

Item 101359

Studley fish house and flakeyard, Monhegan, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Monhegan Museum Date: circa 1880 Location: Monhegan Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

Exhibit

Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Lobstering

… and shrimping as the supply of fish such as cod, flounder, and halibut diminished. At the same time urban markets welcomed this change of seafood…

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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.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old buildings

… Society Johnson's or Potato Island with Harry Johnson's boat yard and the Patch Medicinal Oil factory where cod liver oil was pressed.

My Maine Stories

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Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

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

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Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

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