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Historical Items

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Item 27771

Columbian Canning Company, Lubec, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 68437

Peacock Canning Company, Lubec, 1975, 1975

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1975 Location: Lubec Media: Kodachrome slide

Item 31646

Leavitt Brothers Clam Plant, Scarborough, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1915 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Canning: A Maine Industry

Maine's corn canning industry, as illuminated by the career of George S. Jewett, prospered between 1850 and 1950.


Working Women of the Old Port

Women at the turn of the 20th century were increasingly involved in paid work outside the home. For wage-earning women in the Old Port section of Portland, the jobs ranged from canning fish and vegetables to setting type. A study done in 1907 found many women did not earn living wages.


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.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - Canning Sardines in Lubec: Technology, the Syndicate and Labor

"At least two of them were part of the Seacoast Canning cartel: Columbian Canning and the firm of Mawhinney and Ramsdell. Perhaps Union was also."

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Chester Greenwood

"… & carriage builder and a businessman in the Corn Canning Industry. All of the boys in the family had that same tendency to the creative and the…"

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Agriculture

"… Industry.) Challenges Burnham and Morrill Canning Factory at Center Bridge The Sandy River has flooded the Burnham and Morrill canning…"