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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
About This Item
- Title: South Blue Hill Cannery, ca. 1900
- Creator: Hinckley, Gale H.
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Local Name: South Blue Hill
- Town: Blue Hill
- County: Hancock
- State: 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
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Farnsworth Packing Company (Blue Hill, Me.)
- Group portraits
- Women--Clothing & dress
- Canned food industry--Maine--Blue Hill
- Canneries--Maine--Blue Hill
- Sardine fisheries--Maine--Blue Hill
- Clam fisheries--Maine--Blue Hill
- Clam industry--Maine--Blue Hill
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PO Box 710, 3 Water Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614
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