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Historical Items

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Item 29401

Protection of clams in the Town of Scarborough, 1853

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: 1853-02-18 Location: Scarborough Media: Ink on paper

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Item 29399

John Kilbourn Paper, Scarborough, 1852

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: 1852 Location: Scarborough Media: Ink on paper

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Item 31055

Bait Sponger, Scarborough, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1920 Media: Wood, steel

Exhibits

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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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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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A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

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.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

… an idea of how big a sloop was in 1870 the Sawer Bait out of Yarmouth measured 55 feet long. To get an idea of how big some of the masts were, the…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 3 of 4

… used them for crop fertilizer and fish bait, as well as food for themselves; early settlers considered lobsters food for servants and paupers. Some…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

… Society & Museum Early settlers used clams for bait, selling their excess to vessels in the Grand Banks fleet and other fishing areas.

My Maine Stories

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Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

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

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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.

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The Wall
by Michael Uhl

What it means to have beaten the odds