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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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Northport Hotel, ca. 1900

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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Noon Lunch, Eagle Lake, 1911

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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Tuna catch, South Bristol, ca.1950

A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.

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Walter Joyce with lobster, Swan's Island, ca. 1930

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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Wreck of the Sagamore, Scarborough, 1934

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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Captain John W. Kane, Blue Hill, ca. 1900

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.