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.
About This Item
- 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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