The Sardine Industry

Herring drying on the flakes in the sun; landing, cleaning, washing, &c., at sardine cannery, Eastport, Maine. Herring too large for canning as sardines were dried and and sometimes smoked. The last smoked sardine plant, McCurdy's Smoke House in Lubec, was forced to close in 1990 as it could not meet today's sanitation regulations.

This image is from G. Brown Goode's The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States, 1884-1887, Section V, Plate 140. This book can be found online at NOAA.

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Eastport, Maine