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Historical Items

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Item 12761

Workers at Steven's Sardine Cannery, Brooklin

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

Item 12767

Women employees, Farnsworth Fish Cannery, Brooklin

Contributed by: An individual through Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society Date: 1920 Location: Brooklin Media: Photo transparency

Item 12763

Fish Cannery Worker Transportation Bus, Brooklin, 1948

Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society Date: 1948 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 - 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.

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

… were also able to support industries such as a cannery, several fish factories both fresh and for salting, blacksmiths, coopers, a medicinal fish…