Camden has been home to generations of fishermen, shipbuilders, sailmakers, and others who make their living through the sea. The lives of two Camden sailmakers, who were born nearly a century apart, became entwined at a small house on Limerock Street.
Father Sebastien Rasle, a French Jesuit, ran a mission for Indians at Norridgewock and, many English settlers believed, encouraged Indian resistance to English settlement. He was killed in a raid on the mission in 1724 that resulted in the remaining Indians fleeing for Canada.
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.
These historic community boundaries are still respected, and many young fishermen might fish where family before him fished, but today anyone goes…
… Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Fishermen turned predominantly to lobstering, scalloping, and shrimping as the supply of fish such…
Fishermen and women would use bamboo for the material to make fishing poles back then. The bamboo was really weak so it kept breaking, and people had…