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Item 79585

Wooden lobster traps, South Bristol, ca. 1978

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society Date: circa 1978 Location: South Bristol Media: Photographic print

Item 31060

Lobster Trap Branding Iron, 1961

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: 1961 Media: Iron

Item 61874

Lobsterman holding one giant lobster, Swan's Island, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print


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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."


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.


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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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Lobstering

The dory in the foreground has wooden lobster traps on it, while the dory in the background has a trawling tub on it.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 2 of 2

It was not a strong wind or even a rough sea. Some men of Pine Point, including Harold, would haul their traps by starting at Prouts Neck and…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 2 of 4

Local fishermen moved quickly and easily from one fishery to another. They worked a combination of weirs, stop-seines, trawls and traps.