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Historical Items

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Item 20793

Lobster fisherman poster, 1963

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1963 Media: Photographic print

Item 98689

Fisherman Ernest L. Smith with codfish, Monhegan, 1910

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Boothbay Harbor; Capitol Island; Monhegan Island; Millbury Media: Glass Negative

Item 19220

Maine Lobster Fisherman's Workshop, Bar Harbor, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1960 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Photograph Postcard

Tax Records

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Item 86286

Fishermans Shack, Commercial Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Jones real estate Company Use: Fishermans Shack

Item 86300

Fishermans Shack, Commercial Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Pauline Willis Use: Fishermans Shack

Item 86323

Fishermans Shack, Commercial Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clinton W Davis Agent Use: Fishermans Shack


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John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.


Student Exhibit: Ice Harvesting

Ice Harvesting was a big industry on the Kennebec River. Several million tons of ice could be harvested in a few weeks. In 1886 the Kennebec River topped the million ton on ice production.


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

When that stock was depleted, fisherman would adjust to catch another variety. Men who worked making, Swan's Island, ca.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Lobstering

Closed seasons, lobster size limits, licensing of fisherman, and protection of seed lobsters have been some of the measures Maine has taken to…

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

A lobster fisherman would either go to Stratton and Bluff Islands or along Prouts Neck to Richmond Island.

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


The tradition of lobstering
by Sadie Samuels

I learned to fish from my Dad and will lobster the rest of my life


Becoming @ham_italian
by anonymous

@ham_italian is an Instagram account I created that celebrates the Maine ham Italian sandwich