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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 12747

Mayo Sardine Cannery, Brooklin, 1927

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

Item 12751

Sardine Cannery, Brooklin

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

… at the age of 16, she began working at the Union Sardine Factory owned by R.J. Peacock Canning Company.

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

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

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

The next two decades saw 23 sardine factories constructed in Lubec, bringing employment and more retail businesses to support the growing needs of…