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Historical Items

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Item 80346

Sherman Jameson buying lobsters, Friendship, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Friendship Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Friendship 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

Item 31056

Lobster Measure, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1920 Media: Metal

Tax Records

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Item 90188

Griffin property, Cliff Island Road, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Stephen H. Griffin Use: Dwelling & Store

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.

Site Pages

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

… Point lobster pound dealers have been Googin’s Lobster Pound, Fogg’s Lobster Pound, Thurlow’s Shellfish (formerly Googin’s Lobster Pound), Pine…

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

… Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering Lobster Fishing The first recorded lobster catch was in 1605 when crew from the Archangel, captained by…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Bruce Thurlow, Bill Bayley and Don…

My Maine Stories

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The best lobster roll in Maine!
by Debbie Gagnon

The history of Red's Eats and the recipe for our famous Lobster Rolls

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What Maine Means to Me
by Nicolette B. Meister

How a friendship created a lifelong love of Maine.