Herring sticks at McCurdy's Smokehouse, Lubec, ca. 1991

Contributed by Lubec Landmarks

Description

A traditional implement about 40 inches long and pointed at one end so the herring could be slid on through one gill and out through the mouth in the “stringing” step.

Several thousand are in the Skinning Shed at McCurdy's Smokehouse in Lubec where they were usually stored after the smoked herring were stripped off. They have remained there ever since McCurdy’s closed in 1991.

When the smokehouse was in operation and herring came in, the sticks were taken to the Pickling Shed to start the cycle again.

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About This Item

  • Title: Herring sticks at McCurdy's Smokehouse, Lubec, ca. 1991
  • Creation Date: circa 1991
  • Subject Date: circa 1991
  • Town: Lubec
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood
  • Dimensions: 101.6 cm x 1.25 cm x 1.25 cm
  • Local Code: LL 009.A4++
  • Collection: Lubec Landmarks
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Lubec Landmarks
, Lubec, ME 

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