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Item 68456

Title: Early fishing schooner, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society

Date: circa 1870

Location: Swans Island

Media: black and white photograph

Item 31083

Title: Fishing Net with attached cork floats, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

Date: circa 1945

Location: Scarborough

Media: Netting;cork

Item 61873

Title: Fishing for tuna with a harpoon, Swan's Island, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society

Date: circa 1950

Location: Swan's Island

Media: black and white photograph

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Item 86150

Address: Fish House, Central Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Central Wharf Proprietors

Use: Fish House

Item 86289

Address: Fish House, Commercial Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Jones Real Estate Company

Use: Fish House

Item 86303

Address: Fish House, Commercial Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Pauline Willis

Use: Fish House

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Game wardens, Raymond, ca. 1920

Raising Fish

Mainers began propagating fish to stock ponds and lakes in the mid 19th century. The state got into the business in the latter part of the century, first concentrating on Atlantic salmon, then moving into raising other species for stocking rivers, lakes, and ponds.


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.


Noon Lunch, Eagle Lake, 1911

Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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Friendship steamer wharf, ca. 1915

Friendship Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.


Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary

A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.


Ox Cart at N.W. Marston's Store, South Lubec, ca. 1880

Lubec, Maine

A history of the easternmost town in Maine as created by the Lubec Historical Society, Lubec Consolidated School, Lubec Landmarks, and Lubec Memorial Library. Exhibits include the sardine and herring industries, the Sardine Queen, the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, the 1911 Centennial Celebration, the S. S. Cumberland Steamer, the gold hoax, an important community quilt, a tragic boating accident, and the blizzard of 1934, among others.