South Blue Hill Cannery, ca. 1900

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Eighteen workers pose in front of the clam then sardine cannery that stood adjacent to the South Blue Hill wharf from 1898 to 1920. It was started by Louis Sullivan and Alvin Friend and passed through a succession of owners and operators in the next two decades. After 1905, Farnsworth Packing continued packing clams until 1914 when the factory started canning sardines. The factory burned on November 7, 1920

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  • Title: South Blue Hill Cannery, ca. 1900
  • Creator: Gale H. Hinckley
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Location: Blue Hill, Hancock County, ME
  • Media: Photograph on paper
  • Dimensions: 9.0 cm x 12.1 cm x - cm
  • Local Code: HH PH 0540
  • Collection: 9999 Business
  • Object Type: Image

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Blue Hill Historical Society
PO Box 710, 3 Water Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614


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