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Historical Items

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Item 35026

Sardine boats, Lubec, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard

Item 28354

Sardine boats, Lubec, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard

Item 31989

Sardine carrier, Lubec, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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.


Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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

… the idea of canning small herring they called “sardines” to compete with real sardines from Europe.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders at Work

The sardine factory alone employed 100 people at the height of its success. A story continues even today that for years and years after the medicinal…

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

Toft, John D., “Some Historical Data on the Maine Sardine Industry”, Maine Sardine Industry History.