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Historical Items

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Item 64257

Fishermen, Biddeford Pool, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Biddeford Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Biddeford Media: Postcard

Item 101368

Fishermen, Monhegan, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Monhegan Museum Date: circa 1880 Location: Monhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 11411

Fishermen on boat, ca. 1930

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


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A Tale of Two Sailmakers

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 Rasles, the Indians and the English

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.


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

These historic community boundaries are still respected, and many young fishermen might fish where family before him fished, but today anyone goes…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Lobstering

… Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Fishermen turned predominantly to lobstering, scalloping, and shrimping as the supply of fish such…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Other Recreation

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…

My Maine Stories

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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


Tapestry, Seine Twine and Burlesque
by Barbara Burns

My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.