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Historical Items

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Item 80465

The Lobster Pot, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Friendship Museum Date: circa 1940 Location: Friendship Media: Photographic print

Item 80346

Sherman Jameson buying lobsters, Friendship, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Friendship Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Friendship Media: Photographic print

Item 80466

Friendship Harbor, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Friendship Museum Date: circa 1940 Location: Friendship Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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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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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 3 of 4

A smack was a small sailing vessel with an open holding well with holes drilled into it to allow circulation of seawater.

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

Soon smack-men were sailing the coast, buying lobsters to carry to Boston and New York. As the demand for lobsters grew, something else opened up the…