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This clam packing factory was located at the wharf in South Blue Hill, an area of Blue Hill sometimes referred to as Blue Hill Falls. It packed clams and later sardines from 1898 until it burned in November 1920. According to accounts from local residents, the factory operated under several owners during this time -- including Louis Sullivan and Alvin T. Friend from 1898 to 1902; Thorndike and Hicks of Rockland in 1902-1903; Medbury Eaton in 1904 (operated by Louis Sullivan); and Farnsworth Packing Company beginning in 1905. Subsequent owners included the Sylvester Packing Company (owned by B. E. Sylvester) and J.B. Sylvester and Sons, who packed clams under the label "King of the Coast." Steamboats stopped at the wharf until 1928.
About This Item
- Title: Clam Packing Factory and Steamboat Wharf, Blue Hill, ca. 1900
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Location: Blue Hill, Hancock County, ME
- Media: Postcard
- Dimensions: 8.5 cm x 13.5 cm
- Local Code: HHPH 2200
- Collection: Robert V. Sweetall collection of early Blue Hill postcards
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Canned fish industry--Maine--Blue Hill
- Clam industry--Maine--Blue Hill
- Ferries--Maine--Blue Hill
- Piers & wharves--Maine--Blue Hill
- Canneries--Maine--Blue Hill
- Clam fishery--Maine--Blue Hill
For more information about this item, contact:Blue Hill Historical Society
PO Box 710, 3 Water Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614
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