Keywords: Fish processing
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.
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.
After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.
… page 47 of the journal and Martin describes the process of installing it and of fishing. He wrote that alewives ran first and as the weather warmed…
… was one of the employees in the first fish processing plants but the story she tells in this audio is about her life growing up on Swan’s Island…
… industries, such as the processing of the fish catch, mills to process timber and grains, and boat building.