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Lincoln, Maine - Ira Fish

He moved to Patten in 1840. Ira Fish drawing by Miranda Johnson X Ira Fish accomplished many things.

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

Fish weir, Ball Hill Cove, Hampden, ca. 1832 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description When John Martin…

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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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Friendship Museum

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

Better fishing practices were also adopted; around 1871 the hook and line method was replaced with seining.

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

It would provide another fishing industry source in addition to the lobstering, scalloping, and shrimping already in place.

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

… Sluicing into the tanks Hall observed that the fish “are immediately put into the pickling tanks, which have first been partially filled with a…

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

Occasionally, when winter fishing or fishing in very deep water, one line had two traps (doubles); but most of the time only single traps were on a…

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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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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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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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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 1 of 4

Early 1600s ships' logs had accounts of fishing and fur trading along the coast. Fish, particularly cod, was abundant and a very profitable commodity…

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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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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 3 of 4

… finish hauling early enough to undertake a second fishing-related job such as fishing for shrimp or dragging for hen clams.

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

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

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

Nets supported the fishing industry, as they were needed for crab and lobster pots and other fishing endeavors.

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

459). He observed dip nets used to take the fish out of the brine, so they could be taken to the benches where “stringers” were working.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass" - Page 1 of 4

It is home to a variety of birds, fish, shellfish and mammals that either live their entire lives or live parts of their life cycles in the marsh; it…

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Lubec, Maine - Timeline

… in Lubec – produced 50 to 60 thousand boxes of fish annually. Became national leader in smoked herring production into 1880s 1824 • Solomon Cushing…

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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…