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Historical Items

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Item 68462

Salmon pens off Swan's Island, ca. 1990

Contributed by: Swan's Island Historical Society Date: circa 1990 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Mystery Corner Item

Item 104677

Man holding Landlocked Salmon, ca. 1935

Mystery Corner Item Do you know who this and where it was taken?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1935 Media: Glass Negative

Item 68464

Two women at salmon pens, Swan's Island, ca. 1990

Contributed by: Swan's Island Historical Society Date: circa 1990 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Raising Fish

Mainers began propagating fish to stock ponds and lakes in the mid 19th century. The state got into the business in the latter part of the century, first concentrating on Atlantic salmon, then moving into raising other species for stocking rivers, lakes, and ponds.

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The Washburns of Livermore

Members of the Washburn family of Livermore participated in the Civil War in a variety of ways -- from Caroline at the homefront, to Samuel at sea, Elihu, as a Congressman from Illinois, and Israel governor of Maine. The family had considerable influence politically on several fronts.

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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.

Site Pages

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Salmon Brook Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Salmon industry

The first deliveries of salmon smolt (baby salmon) were brought by the ferry, Everett Libby. The picture on the right shows the delivery of the smolt.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Porter Lake

… different fish in Porter Lake are the landlocked salmon and lake trout, brook trout, rainbow smelt, smallmouth bass, white perch, yellow perch…

My Maine Stories

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Lionel "Toots" Bouthot: A life filled with music
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

From the age of 5, a lifetime of contributing to the musical fabric of Biddeford.

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Restoring the Penobscot River
by John Banks

My role as the Director of the Department of Natural Resources for the Penobscot Indian Nation

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Two-minute Tale of the Pandemic
by Nancy Creighton Collins

What everyday life was like during the beginning of the pandemic.