Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors
Long May They Run, an article in Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Magazine about the history and culture of the Maine sardine industry. In 2010, the "Year of the Sardine" and the closure of the Stinson sardine plant, the last in the United States, prompted an exploration of why writers, painters, and other artists are so drawn to this humble fish that once supported so many of Maine's coastal communities.
In 2010, the Stinson Sardine Cannery in Prospect Harbor, Maine, the last sardine cannery in the United States, closed. As historians and photographers rushed in to document the loss, poets and artists celebrated the Year of Sardine with events along the coast of Maine. In addition to supporting an industry and providing food, sardines (Atlantic herring) once played a major part of Maine communities, culture, and art.
Schmitt, Catherine V., "Long May They Run" (2012). Maine Sea Grant Publications. 13.
"Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors," (117):74-81, Winter 2012.
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