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Historical Items

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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

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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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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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.

Site Pages

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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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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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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…

My Maine Stories

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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.