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Keywords: Fish processing

Historical Items

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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

Exhibits

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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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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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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.

Site Pages

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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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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…

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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.

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.

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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