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Keywords: Brooklin Sardine Factory at Center Harbor, photographed from the water

Historical Items

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Item 12751

Sardine Cannery, Brooklin

Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society Date: 1927 Location: Brooklin Media: Photo transparency

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Early Fish Canneries in Brooklin

By the 1900s, numerous fish canneries began operating in Center Harbor, located within the Brooklin community. For over thirty years, these plants were an important factor in the community.

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."