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John Martin: Expert Observer - Fish weir, Ball Hill Cove, Hampden, ca. 1832

… page 47 of the journal and Martin describes the process of installing it and of fishing. He wrote that alewives ran first and as the weather warmed…

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

… was one of the employees in the first fish processing plants but the story she tells in this audio is about her life growing up on Swan’s Island…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - II. Pinkies, wherries, skiffs and chebaccos: Early Settlement

… industries, such as the processing of the fish catch, mills to process timber and grains, and boat building.

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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 3 of 4

… in the early Nineties showed how traditional the process was without intending to do so. Step One: Sluicing into the tanks Hall observed that the…

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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 1 of 4

In the second section in Part I six steps involved in this food preservation process are shown. A long-time seasonal resident of Lubec, Frank Van…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Lobstering

Two men in dories, Swan's Island, ca. 1930Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society More recent pictures of lobster fishing show the…

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

Seine fishing (hand line fishing) was one form of fishing used by island fishermen. These fishermen were mostly fishing for herring.

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Lubec, Maine - Susie Calder: Lubec's Sardine Queen

Was everyone working in fishing or fish processing? S: Yes, in the factories, and at the can plant … and then, when they couldn’t do that, that’s why…

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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 4 of 4

Also left behind was example of an “improved” item, a wheeled cart. For although the process remained traditional, and so did key tools and…

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

… Due to increases in retail activity, fishing and fish processing employment opportunities, shipping and farming, Lubec’s population grew to 3,000…

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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 2 of 4

1975Item Contributed byLubec Historical Society Preparing smoked herring was a traditional process, that is, one that changed little in its…

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Lubec, Maine - Timeline

… Ramsdell cures first herring by smoke in Lubec, a process learned in Nova Scotia 1798 • Eastport (Moose Island) incorporated – includes Lubec and…

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

Fish processing, Eastport, ca. 1902Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Growth was dramatic after these beginnings.

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

… by he Standard Sardine Company and fish was processed there for several years. This photo, taken around 1930, also shows the house where P.F.

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

The mackerel population had been fished to exhaustion by 1900, and around 1857 lobster fishing began to grow in popularity.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - -Across the Sea- a history through transportation

… Island Historical Society Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society What…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Welcome to Swan's Island!

Lobster fishing is the main trade, and islanders continue the tradition of living off the sea that was started when the first human foot hit island…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

… Pine Point never has been home port to any large fishing vessels, but it’s likely that some Scarborough men fished off shore on commercial vessels…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Sports

Even though it was the height of the fishing season, team members willingly sacrificed part of their income (for lack of time to tend their lobster…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Andrew Smith Store

Mackerel fishing declined in the late 1800s, and Smith may have turned to shopkeeping to compensate for the loss.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - V. Changing times: the Swan’s Island Ferry

… the close of other island industries, lobster fishing remains predominant. A successful trap limit was enforced in 1984 that reduced the pressure…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - I. Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years

… there are also remains of oysters, sea urchins, fish, waterfowl and deer. Their size and quantity suggest longer periods of use rather than short…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders At Play

He was primarily a farmer who also fished and did other odd jobs. Besides singing and playing the accordion, Clyde loved to tell stories and would…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 2 of 4

… Historical Society & Museum Although the process of canning clams had become more automated, the manner of handling clams remained the same.