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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

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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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Alden Joyce house, Swan's Island, ca. 1950

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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Andrew Smith's store, Swan's Island, ca. 1940

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…

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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.