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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

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Rockefeller Drive, Mt. Desert Island, ca. 1935

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.

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Walter Joyce with lobster, Swan's Island, ca. 1930

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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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.

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Johnson's Island, Swan's Island, ca. 1950

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.

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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.


Catching live bait with Grandfather

by Randy Randall

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