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

"Carl Rowe seining in a weir, Swan's Island ca. 1930Swan's Island Historical Society From 1874 until 1889 Swan’s Island fishing boats took first or…"

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

"Weir construction also brought a measure of prosperity to area farmers who cut the necessary stakes and brush needed to build and refurbish the…"

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Lubec, Maine - Timeline

"… • First Christian Church built in Lubec • Brush weirs for the capture of herring came into wide use in Passamaquoddy • Census results – 1,430…"

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

"Joyce built a sardine factory for the herring that were plentiful at the time. Later industries included a cod liver oil plant, the smell of which is…"

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

"… faded and the cost of yearly rebuilding the weir made this historic venture obsolete. Clamming has been a small but energetic island industry, but…"

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

"They worked a combination of weirs, stop-seines, trawls and traps. In winter, they might go north to cut wood."