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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Old buildings

… across the driveway which was known as Shore Road. There is a weir in the cove that is visible too. Across the water is Roderick’s Head.

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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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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 - Historical Overview - Page 1 of 4

European settlement along the Maine coast was an accidental by-product of the pursuit of fish. Early 1600s ships' logs had accounts of fishing and…

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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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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

Smokehouses and the many brush weirs that supplied herring lined the shore. Weir construction also brought a measure of prosperity to area farmers…

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

The fish weir industry developed around 1915 and continued to the late '40s, when the herring market faded and the cost of yearly rebuilding the weir

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

fish weirs X Life in a salt marsh depends upon the grass. Through photosynthesis the Spartina grasses (known variously as cordgrass, salt hay…

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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 - 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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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old Buildings

Old Buildings Bonnie and Donnie Staples' house Minturn Schoolhouse The Tea Room Redmen's Hall Seaside Hall Andrew Smith Store…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - IV. Transitions and troubles: Private enterprise shoulders an island’s needs

IV. Transitions and troubles: Private enterprise shoulders an island’s needs Left with no reliable connection to the mainland and few secure sources…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Seaside Hall

Seaside Hall View of Atlantic, Swan's Island, 1916Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Seaside Hall was built by the Atlantic…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Redmen's Hall

Redmen's Hall Waterfront with steamboat, Swan's Island, ca. 1920Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society The Improved Order of Red…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Ocean View Hotel

Ocean View Hotel Ocean View Hotel porch, Swan's Island, ca. 1900Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society The Ocean View Hotel was…