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Item 80356

Boneless Cod Fish box, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Friendship Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Friendship Media: wood with paper label

Item 100159

Cape Shore corned cod label, Portland, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Portland Media: Lithograph

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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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 1 of 4

Dried on fish stages and salted, cod kept for many months and was easy to transport. Space for fish stages and wood to build them were needed and…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

… groups to catch mackerel, pollack, flounder, cod and haddock along the coast. During winter months these same men often outfitted their boats for…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders at Work

… Swan’s Island were bountiful with flounder, cod, halibut, haddock, and herring. The work force of Swan’s Islanders from the early homesteading days…