Outing Brand Sardine Can

The sardine industry was very important in Maine, along with the businesses of making sardine cans and canning sardines. By 1910, there were more than thirty sardine canning businesses in Maine, and each had at least one "line" of sardines, some sardines being cut up into steaks, whole herring, or other snacks.

The Stockton Canning Company in Stockton Springs, a branch of the large packed "Outing Brand" sardines whose logo showed a couple enjoying a leisurely canoe paddle. He is paddling, the lady is trailing her hand in the water. The idea was presumably that sardines were good for a romantic picnic, something with which today's tastes might not agree.

This sardine can is on display at Penobscot Marine Museum, but is on loan from Maine Maritime Museum in Bath.

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