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Contributed by: Biddeford Historical Society
Date: circa 1900
Title: Fishermen on boat
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Herring and sardines, small herring, were once an important part of the Maine economy. Smoked or salted herring provided an important food source before refrigeration and sardine canning was equally prominent along the Maine coast.
Camden has been home to generations of fishermen, shipbuilders, sailmakers, and others who make their living through the sea. The lives of two Camden sailmakers, who were born nearly a century apart, became entwined at a small house on Limerock Street.
The history of a small western Maine community north of Farmington as told by a team consisting of Strong Historical Society, Strong Elementary School, and Strong Public Library. Exhibit topics include Strong's prominence in the wood products industry (it was once the "Toothpick Capital of the World"), the "Bridge that Changed the Map," schools and educational history, clubs and organizations, "Fly Rod" Crosby, the first Maine guide, and a rich student section related to the Civil War and post-Civil War era in the town.