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Eastport, Maine

July 2021: This project was born out of a residency at StudioWorks in Eastport, Maine.

Beginning in the 1870’s the canning of smoked herring became the predominate industry in Eastport, lasting nearly a century. The Maine Historical Society states: “…They were a natural resource that supplied tasty fast food, the means of employment and the basis of profitable investment. The waterfronts of both towns [Lubec and Eastport] provided the perfect location for the industry, and a working landscape of canneries, smokehouses, and other businesses on wharves grew up.”