34 Mason Bay Road, Jonesport
Days on the Maine coast once were measured by the pitch of the sardine factory whistle. While Maine no longer has any active sardine canneries, the Sardine Museum keeps the industry alive through the workers and their stories. “Punch in” to the factory time clock and tour the sardine industry from catch to can. The smell of century-old seine rope mixes with the oil and metal of industrial packing tables. View the Scissor Tribute, a large display of the actual scissors used by local sardine packers over the last century.
207-497-2961 | http://mainesardinemuseum.tripod.com/
Seasonal (Tu-Sun 12-4). Fee. Parking.
Sources & Links
Maine Folklife Center Interviews. Nash Island Light Project (mostly about growing up on Nash Island)