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Item 68458

Medicinal fish oil factory on Johnson Island, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Item 73423

Johnson's Island, Swan's Island, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old buildings

… Society Johnson's or Potato Island with Harry Johnson's boat yard and the Patch Medicinal Oil factory where cod liver oil was pressed.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders at Work

… for business, people could still smell the cod liver oil as you got near Johnson Island. Fish factory workers, Swan's Island, ca.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

Later industries included a cod liver oil plant, the smell of which is still remembered by some islanders.