Once the sardine capital

  Union Dock in Eastport, Maine, in 1910.

Union Dock in Eastport, Maine, in 1910.

"On a boat cruising down east, sardines are scooped out of the holding seine at Eastport {Maine} at dawn. 'Sardines' may be any of several species of fish; in Maine they are usually small herring. Fish are penned in nets until the boats are ready to load. The fish are taken a short distance to canneries which work round the clock, according to the time of the catch.''

Luis Marden (1913-2003), American writer, explorer and photographer.


Eastport used to be America's sardine capital  but its  last sardine fishery closed in  2010.