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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rustication

… 1880s, the Rodick family still lived on Rodick's Island, now Bar Island, where they raised sheep and spun and wove their own wool.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Building Community and Commerce

Though men did most of the heavy lifting at the factory, unloading the boats and hauling crates, the packers were mostly women and children, valued…

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

Fish factory workers, Swan's Island, ca. 1890Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society By the early 1900s there were six or more fish…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old buildings

Old buildings Johnson's Island, Swan's Island, ca. 1950 Item 73423 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Johnson's or Potato Island with…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Salmon industry

Fish factory worker, Marion Stinson, Swan's Island, ca. 1990Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society The business employed seven or…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

1925Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Island stores received regular supplies from the mainland, and as many as two operated in…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Economic History of Main Street, Northeast Harbor - Page 2 of 3

… the Crobb Box Company operated an ammunition case factory on Neighborhood Road. Main Street in Northeast Harbor, ca.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Businesses and Cottage Industries

Early island contractors and builders were responsible for erecting the large summer homes for wealthy summer residents, who spent two to three…

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Skowhegan Community History - The Skowhegan Island

The factory, originally a spinning mill, is now Solon Woods where they make popsicle sticks and other small wood pieces.

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Historic Hallowell - Early Industry and Bombahook

Later it produced wooden lasts for the shoe factories. Boston Flint Company sandpaper mill beside Vaughan Brook.Courtesy of Sumner A.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - HISTORY

The bottom tip of Factory Island and the Saco shoreline are visible on upper left. X Wildlife abounds, and includes deer, fox, and all manner of…

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

After the war he settled on Allan’s Island (Treat’s Island) where he operated a trading post. Louis Delesdernier was eventually appointed the first…

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Lubec, Maine - Timeline

… Point (Lubec) • John Allan settles on Treat’s Island (Allan’s Island) 1790 • John Cooper, acting as agent for North Lubec (Seward’s Neck) settlers…

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Skowhegan Community History - Skowhegan: "A Place To Watch"

… River to the coast for trappers, loggers, factories, and now tourists and river-runners in increasing numbers.

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

American Can with its factory on that newer waterfront street had brought change to the canning industry.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Representative Industries of Cumberland and North Yarmouth

Merrill Bros. label X Canneries A canning factory was established by Merrill Brothers at Cumberland Junction in 1881.

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Lubec, Maine - Klondike: Lubec's Gold from Sea Water Hoax

… conversion of the grist mill to a gold extraction factory. A “machine room” and a “laboratory” were constructed.

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Lubec, Maine - The Lighthouse at West Quoddy Head

… whistle, standard aural alarm of the era from factories to locomotives. Dual Steam WhistlesItem Contributed byWest Quoddy Head Light Keepers…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 2 of 4

The 1850 Maine Register lists five pogey factories for rendering fish oil in town. Toward the end of the nineteenth century the in-shore fisheries…

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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