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Historical Items

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Item 102775

Champlain Society Report of the Ichthyological Department, Cambridge, 1880

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: 1880 Location: Mount Desert; Cambridge Media: Ink on paper

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Item 31083

Fishing Net with attached cork floats, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1945 Location: Scarborough Media: Netting,cork

Item 19060

Fish and Game Club invitation, Gorham, 1920

Contributed by: Maine Forest Service Date: 1920 Location: Gorham Media: Ink on paper, printed postcard

Tax Records

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Item 86150

Fish House, Central Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Central Wharf Proprietors Use: Fish House

Item 86289

Fish House, Commercial Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Jones Real Estate Company Use: Fish House

Item 86303

Fish House, Commercial Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Pauline Willis Use: Fish House

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111502

Joseph's elevations, Portland, 1984-1987

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1984–1987 Location: Portland; Portland Client: Joseph's Architect: Carol A. Wilson; Carol A. Wilson, Architect

Item 109566

Log Dam for Fish Pond for Weston Davis, Lewiston, 1905

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1905 Location: Lewiston Client: Weston Davis Architect: Coombs and Gibbs Architects

Online Exhibits

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Raising Fish

Mainers began propagating fish to stock ponds and lakes in the mid 19th century. The state got into the business in the latter part of the century, first concentrating on Atlantic salmon, then moving into raising other species for stocking rivers, lakes, and ponds.


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.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Ira Fish

He moved to Patten in 1840. Ira Fish drawing by Miranda Johnson X Ira Fish accomplished many things.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Fish weir, Ball Hill Cove, Hampden, ca. 1832

Fish weir, Ball Hill Cove, Hampden, ca. 1832 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description When John Martin…

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

Two men in dories, Swan's Island, ca. 1930Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society More recent pictures of lobster fishing show the…

My Maine Stories

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Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.


Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.


The tradition of lobstering
by Sadie Samuels

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

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: The Maine Shipyard

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students a close-up look at historical operations behind Maine's famed shipbuilding and shipping industries. Students will examine primary sources including letters, bills of lading, images, and objects, and draw informed hypotheses about the evolution of the seafaring industry and its impact on Maine’s communities over time.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine Monochromatic Oceanscape

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Visual & Performing Arts
This lesson plan will give students an overview of the creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine, real and imagined. Students will be able to describe the creatures they learn about, first learning simple art skills, and then combining these simple skills to make an Oceanscape picture that is complex.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Sporting Maine

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Health Education & Physical Education, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to myriad communities in Maine, past and present, through the universal lens of sports and group activities. Students will explore and understand the history of many of Maine’s recreational pastimes, what makes Maine the ideal location for some outdoor sports, and how communities have come together through team activities throughout Maine’s history.