The Maine Sardine Museum in Jonesport celebrates the history of an industry that once employed thousands.
Photo Credit : Markham Starr
At one time the Maine coast boasted over 50 thriving sardine plants. In 2010, the Stinson Sardine cannery in Prospect Harbor, Maine was the last sardine cannery remaining not just in Maine, but in the whole of the United States. Photographer Markham Starr visited the plant on one of its last days in operation, capturing images for the Yankee feature “The Last Sardine Cannery” by Mel Allen.
Here, we share a bonus collection of some of our favorite images that we weren’t able to include in print.
Final Days at the Last Sardine Cannery in the United States
Did you know about New England’s long sardine cannery history?
See more of Markham’s work at: www.markhamstarrphotography.comThis post was first published in 2010 and has been updated.