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Historical Items

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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 23427

Star lobster packing label, ca. 1867

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1867 Location: Portland; Paris Media: Ink on paper

Item 4149

Star Lobster packing label

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1867 Location: Portland Media: paper

Exhibits

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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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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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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.

Site Pages

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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…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 3 of 4

… Dunstan on horseback with all his worldly goods packed in his saddlebags. He had come from Leicester, Massachusetts where he was born 26 October…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 1 of 4

… surf the web to find the best airfare, pack a bag and you’re off. Such ease of travel is quite recent.