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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 12767

Women employees, Farnsworth Fish Cannery, Brooklin

Contributed by: An individual through Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society

Date: 1920

Location: Brooklin

Media: Photo transparency

Item 12766

Women workers at Farnsworth Fish Cannery, Brooklin, 1920

Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society

Date: 1920

Location: Brooklin

Media: Photo transparency

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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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Fish weir, Ball Hill Cove, Hampden, ca. 1832

John Martin: Expert Observer - Fish weir, Ball Hill Cove, Hampden, ca. 1832

… page 47 of the journal and Martin describes the process of installing it and of fishing. He wrote that alewives ran first and as the weather warmed…

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Salmon pens off Swan's Island, ca. 1990

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Salmon industry

… was one of the employees in the first fish processing plants but the story she tells in this audio is about her life growing up on Swan’s Island…

Site Page

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - II. Pinkies, wherries, skiffs and chebaccos: Early Settlement

… industries, such as the processing of the fish catch, mills to process timber and grains, and boat building.

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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