Canning Factory, Robbinston, ca. 1915

Contributed by Penobscot Marine Museum


Frontier Packing was the first sardine canning plant in Robbinston. It was built in 1880 and was also called Holmes Packing/Canning.

The Maine State Register listed three canneries in Robbinston in 1889: Frontier; A. Wentworth & Company, sardines; and Hart & Balkam, sardines and lobsters.

Frontier Packing burned in 1929 in a spectacular fire, which, had the wind been blowing in the opposite direction, would have taken much of the town of Robbinston with it.

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  • Title: Canning Factory, Robbinston, ca. 1915
  • Creation Date: circa 1915
  • Subject Date: circa 1915
  • Town: Robbinston
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 12.75 cm x 17.75 cm
  • Local Code: LB2007.1.114399
  • Collection: Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co.
  • Object Type: Image

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Penobscot Marine Museum
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(207) 548-2529

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