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Item 68456

Early fishing schooner, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society

Date: circa 1870

Location: Swans Island

Media: Photographic print

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 61873

Fishing for tuna with a harpoon, Swan's Island, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society

Date: circa 1950

Location: Swan's Island

Media: Photographic print

Tax Records Showing 3 of 60 View All

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

Exhibits Showing 3 of 54 View All


Game wardens, Raymond, ca. 1920

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.


Fish Cannery, Brooklin

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.


Noon Lunch, Eagle Lake, 1911

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.

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Lincoln, Maine - Ira Fish

Ira married a woman named Almeda and had at least two sons and one daughter. Ira Fish died in about 1870 at eighty years old.

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Fish weir, Ball Hill Cove, Hampden, ca. 1832

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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Walter Joyce with lobster, Swan's Island, ca. 1930

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…

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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.


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