Keywords: sardine factories
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.
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.
Sardine factory, Lubec, 1910Item Contributed byLubec Historical Society After the herring were cooked for 15 to 30 minutes in a rotary oven with the…