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Historical Items

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Item 12749

Sardine Canneries at Brooklin

Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Brooklin Media: Photo transparency

Item 12761

Workers at Steven's Sardine Cannery, Brooklin

Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Brooklin Media: Photo transparency

Item 12747

Mayo Sardine Cannery, Brooklin, 1927

Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society Date: 1927 Location: Brooklin Media: Photo transparency

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.

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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.

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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.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - Susie Calder: Lubec's Sardine Queen

She worked in the factory when I went to work. We were all older and, well, she really had to. It was a necessity. Union Sardine Company, Lubec…

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

By 1880 there were five canneries in Eastport, and one in North Lubec. Fish processing, Eastport, ca.

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

… business prospered as well, with some sardine canneries even operating herring smokehouses. American Can Company, Lubec, ca.