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Historical Items

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Item 78869

Vista with a four-masted schooner, Southwest Harbor, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: circa 1935 Location: Southwest Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 7907

Underwood's Jonesport factory, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Jonesport Media: Photographic print

Item 98676

Sardine Factory at Jonesport, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Jonesport Media: Glass Negative

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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.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Guiding Services for Sport Hunters

In 1880 young William set up a fish cannery in Southwest Harbor and oversaw the operation for two decades.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Building Community and Commerce

The Underwood cannery opened in Southwest Harbor in 1850. Lobster was its main product. Though men did most of the heavy lifting at the factory…