American Can Co. factory, Lubec, ca. 1987

Contributed by Lubec Historical Society


A merger of many can plants around the nation created the American Can Co. in 1901. Moving from the hand-cut and soldered cans of the 19th century to high speed machine manufacture, American Can completed its large plant in Lubec in 1908 and became a major local employer. Peak output reached 350 million cans annually, mostly for regional fish packing. The Lubec factory functioned about 55 years. Abandoned, it was razed in the late 1980s shortly after this photo was taken.

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  • Title: American Can Co. factory, Lubec, ca. 1987
  • Creator: Morong, Shirley
  • Creation Date: circa 1987
  • Subject Date: circa 1987
  • Town: Lubec
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph, polaroid
  • Dimensions: 7.4 cm x 9.6 cm
  • Local Code: 204 jpg
  • Object Type: Image

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Lubec Historical Society
135 Main Street, Lubec, ME 04652

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