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Keywords: Mackerel

Historical Items

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Item 14584

Mackerel Plow

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: 1620 - 1675 Media: Curved wood handle with a slate cutter

Item 6000

Mackerel fleet, Boothbay Harbor, ca. 1894

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1894 Location: Boothbay Media: Photographic print

Item 82364

The mackerel fleet in Boothbay Harbor, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Boothbay Harbor Media: Photographic print

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.

Site Pages

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

The house is located at 8 Mackerel Cove Road. Notice the huge wood pile by the shed attached to the house.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Andrew Smith Store

He worked on the island as a mackerel seiner and was the captain of several schooners. Mackerel fishing declined in the late 1800s, and Smith may…

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

Mackerel fishing could be done from any size of boat. Vessels fit out in early spring, fished for mackerel in southern waters, and returned around…

My Maine Stories

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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.