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Item 79582

Nets drying at the Gut, South Bristol, ca. 1920

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: South Bristol

Media: Photographic print

Item 79581

Mending nets, South Bristol, ca. 1950

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society

Date: circa 1950

Location: South Bristol

Media: Photographic print

Item 7651

Governor Barrows breaks ground for rearing station, 1938

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1938

Location: Boothbay Harbor

Media: Photoprint

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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.

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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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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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Walter Joyce with lobster, Swan's Island, ca. 1930

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Lobstering

… active in supporting conservation measures in the fishing grounds they use. They are one of the few islands that created their own limits in local…

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Early fishing schooner, ca. 1870

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

He would fly over the fishing grounds, locate the schools of herring, and radio the location to the fishermen.

Site Page

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - II. Pinkies, wherries, skiffs and chebaccos: Early Settlement

Lawrence were fishing grounds for the rest of the season. Aaron Lightfoot gives an account of the hardships of fishing in an excerpt from Dr.

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Story

Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan


Stories of growing up Downeast

Story

Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey


MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR