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Item 101358

Fishing gear and oak lobster traps, Monhegan, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Monhegan Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Monhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 79584

Packing lobsters at Farrin's Wharf, South Bristol, ca. 1973

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society Date: circa 1973 Location: South Bristol Media: Postcard


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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Building Community and Commerce

As the demand for lobsters grew, something else opened up the lobster market -- canning. The Underwood cannery opened in Southwest Harbor in 1850.