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Historical Items

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Item 26584

Fish packers, Lubec, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 23427

Star lobster packing label, ca. 1867

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1867 Location: Portland; Paris Media: Ink on paper

Item 12767

Women employees, Farnsworth Fish Cannery, Brooklin

Contributed by: An individual through Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society Date: 1920 Location: Brooklin Media: Photo transparency

Tax Records

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Item 86361

Fish Packing, Deaks Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Brawn Willard Company Use: Fish Packing

Item 86270

1 Central Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Central Wharf Proprietors Use: Fish Packing

Item 86271

2 Central Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Central Wharf Proprietors Use: Fish Packing


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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.


Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.


Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Site Pages

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

Van Riper’s photographs of the operations in the Skinning/Packing Sheds, the artifacts left there, and memories of workers help in understanding the…

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Lubec, Maine - Susie Calder: Lubec's Sardine Queen

Sometimes we’d pack 16 or so little fish in a can. They were called ‘snippers’. The bigger ones, we’d pack four or six to a can.

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

Burnham & Morrill moved its clam packing business to Portland in 1897, but continued to employ Pine Point diggers because the firm’s reputation had…

My Maine Stories

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey