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Historical Items

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Item 6091

Burnham and Morrill Company Trademark for Scarboro Beach Clams

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: 1891-01-19 Location: Portland; Scarborough Media: Paper

Item 12764

Farnsworth Packing Co. label, Brooklin, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Brooklin Media: Photo transparency

Item 31646

Leavitt Brothers Clam Plant, Scarborough, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1915 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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.


Lincoln County through the Eastern Eye

The Penobscot Marine Museum’s photography collections include nearly 50,000 glass plate negatives of images for "real photo" postcards produced by the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast. This exhibit features postcards from Lincoln County.


Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

Pine Point clam diggers sold many bushels of clams to Burnham & Morrill and other dealers as well as to other diggers, but they also kept some for…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 2 of 4

The sea, or hen, clam was trucked in from Wildwood, New Jersey. The hen clam became central to the factory’s operation, necessitating a need for more…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Educator Resources

… who called Scarborough Home Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time Explore the Exhibits Scavenger Hunt…

My Maine Stories

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The Village Cafe - A Place We Called Home
by Michael Fixaris

The Village Cafe was more than a restaurant. It was an extension of our homes and our families.


Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.


My life as a revolutionary knitter
by Katharine Cobey

Moving to Maine and confronting knitting stereotypes