At the turn of the century, all Maine's waterfront communities, except the ones
At the turn of the century, all Maine's waterfront communities, except the ones with railroads, were like islands: they depended on shipping for their commerce. Codfishing and processing were the bread and butter of that commerce, and herring weirs ran a close second. Today, careers in cod and herring are more difficult, and, although lobstering is increasing, fishermen are foced into new careers or farther offshore. Related article on the Great Machias Bay Cod Run of the 1920s and similar fishing stories from 1941 and 1942. Details, historical photos, composite map showing fishing grounds from 1878 to the present.
Upton, Joe Ames; Ted, Beckman Siri; and Dickerson, Scott, "At the turn of the century, all Maine's waterfront communities, except the ones" (1996). Maine News Index - Island Journal. 291.
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