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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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Salem Towne Map, Mount Desert Island, ca. 1808

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.