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Historical Items

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Item 33331

Herring drying at McCurdy's Smokehouse, Lubec, ca. 1964

Contributed by: Jacob B. Pike through Lubec Landmarks Date: circa 1964 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 11417

Herring drying, 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1917-01-16 Media: Photographic print

Item 35144

Herring weir grabbing, Lubec, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1935 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.


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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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 3 of 4

Draining and drying the herring on carts Frank Van Riper, photo X Step five: Inside the smokehouse The actual smoking operations were complex…

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Lubec, Maine - Canning Sardines in Lubec: Technology, the Syndicate and Labor

The sardines canned there were really little herring, the same fish that provided the basis of the other mainstay fishery industry in the area…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 2 of 4

… of the nineteenth century the in-shore fisheries, herring and lobster, scallops and clams, remained strong.