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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.
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…
Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders at Work
1910Swan's Island Historical Society By the 1800s fishing became more profitable than either timbering or farming.
Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Salmon industry
Fish factory worker, Marion Stinson, Swan's Island, ca. 1990Swan's Island Historical Society The business employed seven or eight islanders full…
Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII
Spurling's Store, Swan's Island, ca. 1925Swan's Island Historical Society Island stores received regular supplies from the mainland, and as many as…
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.
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…
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.
Architecture & Landscape database - Lost Gardens of Eden
Mount Desert Island was a place of environmental diversity and dramatic landscape well before it became a favorite summering place of Indigenous…
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.
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…
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…
… 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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lubec, Maine - The Lighthouse at West Quoddy Head
… whistle, standard aural alarm of the era from factories to locomotives. Dual Steam WhistlesWest Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association By 1887…
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…
Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington
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