Women workers at Farnsworth Fish Cannery, Brooklin, 1920

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Women workers at Farnsworth Fish Cannery, Brooklin, 1920

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The majority of workers in the fish factories were women. The sardines were caught and packed from early spring to late fall.

Big dip nets were used to take the sardines off the boats, then the fish were put on large racks called "flakes." From there the fish would go to the women's worktables. If there was to be work on a particular day, the workers were notified by a whistle blown ahead of time.

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  • Title: Women workers at Farnsworth Fish Cannery, Brooklin, 1920
  • Creator: Jane Hooper
  • Creation Date: 1995
  • Subject Date: 1920
  • Location: Brooklin, Hancock County, ME
  • Media: Photo transparency
  • Local Code: Brooklin Fish Factories 31/8
  • Collection: Private collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society
PO Box 171, Sedgwick, ME 04646
(207) 359-8086

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