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Irish Immigrants in 19th Century Maine

J.B. Brown Sugar Factory, Portland, ca. 1850

J.B. Brown Sugar Factory, Portland, ca. 1850

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Portland's industry used the inexpensive labor of the Irish to further its interests.

John Bundy Brown's sugar factory, located adjacent to one of Portland's two large Irish neighborhoods, employed scores of the Irish, as did the Portland Company, which produced locomotives, railroad cars, and ship engines.