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Amadamast Fishing Club (Orono, Me.) Records

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Identifier: SpC MS 0689-sc
Abstract The records of a fishing club. Included are minutes of meetings, financial records, savings deposit books, photographs, photographic negatives, slides, inventories, correspondence, receipts, original drawings, and a map of the Appalachian Trail from Katahdin to Mt. Bigelow published in 1934.
Dates: 1936-1963

Bowdoin College Folklore Papers

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Identifier: MF006
Scope and Contents Students from Bowdoin college investigated topics and wrote papers related to the folklore and folklife of Maine communities, including beliefs of fishermen, cookery, farm life, Prohibition and rum-running, mill work, Bath Iron Works, lobstering, quilting, folk medicine, ghosts,lighthouse keeping, boat building, lumbering, ship building, carpentry, hunting, and storytelling.
Dates: 1980

Joseph Campbell Ledger

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Identifier: SpC MS 1344-sc
Scope and Contents A volume used by various members of the Campbell family of Boothbay, Maine, to records goods sold and work done for various individuals. Entries from various dates are interspersed throughout the volume. The earliest entries date from 1797 and document sales of items such as tea, sugar, rum, and molasses as well as provision of wood, masts and timber. Beginning in the 1830s, most entries record work done, including hauling brick, boards, lime or wood or days spent fishing, planting, plowing and...
Dates: 1797-1872

Dell Turner/John T. Meader Collection

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Identifier: MF131
Scope and Contents A series of interviews conducted by John T. Meader with and about his grandfather, Dell Turner. Topics covered in the interviews include Dell's life, woods cooking, lumber camps, farming, and fishing stories.
Dates: 1980-1982

Lew Dietz Papers

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Identifier: SpC MS 0134
Abstract Typescripts with corrections of Dietz's books, The Allagash (1968), The Running Man, A Touch of the Wilderness (1970), and The Year of the Big Cat (1970).
Dates: 1950-1976

Fisheries/Ted Ames Collection

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Identifier: MF160
Scope and Contents Recordings by Ted Ames that have to do with fisheries. Part one a series of interviews by Ames about the fishing grounds in the Gulf of Maine and Penobscot Bay fisheries. Part two is recordings from the Localized Fishery Stocks conference attended and recorded by Ted Ames about the implications of localized fish stocks on October 31 and November 1, 1997.
Dates: 1995-1997

Fishing in Maine Postcard Collection

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Identifier: SpC MS 1308-sc
Abstract Postcards showing scenes from various fishing villages and ports in Maine, including Boothbay Harbor, Bucksport, Friendship, Kennebunkport, Monhegan Island, Ogunquit, Rockland and Vinalhaven. Shown are fishermen, fish houses and wharves, and lobster shacks as well as activities such as drying fish, lobstering, cleaning fish, trout fishing, clamming, sardine packing, etc. The collection also includes a copy of a photograph showing unidentified boys sitting by a fish house.
Dates: undated

Nickerson & Baxter Correspondence

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Identifier: SpC MS 1482-sc
Abstract Incoming correspondence to Nickerson & Baxter from merchants in Boothbay, East Boothbay and Southport, Maine, primarily those that supplied goods and equipment to fishermen. The letters concern orders for items such as cod lines, oars, fish forks, fish hooks, etc., and were received from wholesale dealers in dry and pickled fish, sailmakers and ship chandlers, and merchants dealing in ship stores, dry goods and groceries. Some letters also concern the inability of the merchants to pay money...
Dates: 1876-1912

Penobscot Bay Fisheries and Industries Project

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Identifier: MF047
Scope and Contents A series of thirteen interviews, totaling twenty-four hours of recordings, conducted in 1973-1974 by David Taylor under contract for the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine, with fishermen from the Penobscot Bay region. Themes include equipment used and techniques; fisheries locations, species, and extent; dangers and satisfactions of the fisherman’s life; industry economics; family and community networks. Includes some photographs.
Dates: 1973-1974

Penobscot River Commercial Fisheries Project/David Taylor

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Identifier: MF049
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a series of interviews with eight fishermen done by David Taylor on the commercial fisheries of the Penobscot River in Maine. Taylor interviewed men who fished for smelt, salmon, sturgeon, alewives, eels, and cod; also an eel wholesaler. Methods discussed include net fishing; weir fishing; and winter fishing. Towns discussed include Winterport; Frankfort; and Bangor.
Dates: 1974

South Bristol Oral History Project

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Identifier: MF139
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 10 interviews for an exhibit called “Down on the Island, Up on the Main: A Recollected History of South Bristol, Maine,” which was assembled by Ellen Vincent, as well as newspaper and newsletter articles, exhibit text, plans for the exhibit, and exhibit text. The main purpose of the exhibit was to display the heritage of coastal South Bristol, Maine.
Dates: 1997