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

These historic community boundaries are still respected, and many young fishermen might fish where family before him fished, but today anyone goes…

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

… Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Fishermen turned predominantly to lobstering, scalloping, and shrimping as the supply of fish such…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Other Recreation

Fishermen and women would use bamboo for the material to make fishing poles back then. The bamboo was really weak so it kept breaking, and people had…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Welcome to the town of Blue Hill!

… the sheltered waters to the present day, farmers, fishermen, merchants, educators, artists, summer residents, and retirees have come to call Blue…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Along the Waterfront

… byMaine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Fishermen aboard Herb Pick's motor boat, Portland, 1923Item Contributed byMaine Historical…

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

These fishermen were mostly fishing for herring. During the 1980s Roger May of Swan’s Island used his airplane to help locate the fish.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass" - Page 3 of 4

… and naturalists, and a prime territory for fishermen and hunters. X In 2000, a group of volunteers and representatives from town, state and…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Twentieth-Century Community Life

Foremost, of course, were lobsters, but other fishermen still pursued fin fish. If the island's seagoing tradition had diminished, the summer…

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

… waters around Swan’s provided a living for the fishermen, family members and other island citizens continued to use the land to grow vegetables and…

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

… mackerel became profitable, and Swan’s Island fishermen adopted the jig hook. Mackerel fishing could be done from any size of boat.

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

… company owners and clam diggers, boaters and fishermen who claimed that dikes shut out the overflowing tides of the marshes, resulting in streams…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Population Decline in Maine's Coastal Counties

… stations established in the 17th century by fishermen and fur traders were supplanted by more stable farming settlements.