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Item 12749

Sardine Canneries at Brooklin

Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Brooklin

Media: Photo transparency

Item 12748

Canneries at Brooklin

Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society

Date: circa 1925

Location: Brooklin

Media: Photo transparency

Item 98676

Sardine Factory at Jonesport, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum

Date: circa 1910

Location: Jonesport

Media: Glass Negative

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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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Jewett corn label, Norridgewock, ca. 1920

Canning: A Maine Industry

Maine's corn canning industry, as illuminated by the career of George S. Jewett, prospered between 1850 and 1950.

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Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930

Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

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E. S. Dingley Corn Shop crew and huskers, Farmington Falls, ca. 1900

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Corn Canning Industry

… Cooperative, established in 1929 was the last cannery to disappear from Farmington’s landscape in 1969.

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Aerial view looking toward Lubec

Lubec, Maine - Canning Sardines in Lubec: Technology, the Syndicate and Labor

… to have their youngest members work in the canneries; thus, his comment about the Lawrence cannery photo above.

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Burnham Morrill Corn Factory, Farmington, ca. 1930

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - WWI Impact on Farmington's Agriculture

Wesley Pratt cannery put up over 7,000 cases of string beans in 1918 and Burnham and Morrill who owned corn canneries, offered 5 cents per pound, a…

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My Italian grandparents and visiting their homeland

by Sherry Judd


A story about my Italian ancestors in Maine and how I found my family in Italy.