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Maine Fishing History
Fishing was a very important part of Maine economy. Fishing is what brought in and kept the Europeans in Maine. During the 1620s a year round fishing group of 13 fishermen was supported by Damariscove. In 1632, Robert Trelawny developed a fishing and trading post which for about 10 years had around 6o fishermen on 3 year contracts. People preserved the fish by leaving them in the sun and adding salt. They did this instead of keeping them in barrels in boats. After this they found dry- curing. This uses less salt and was easier to store. Fishing was very big in Maine and brought in money. Most of the fish were purchased by the Europeans.

Mainers kept their fish fresh in different ways. Land based fishing actually got somewhat of a start from
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The reason for this is because Maine had very large amounts of land for potato farming, and that land was very fertile for growing potatoes. However in the year 2000, Maine grew 63,000 acres of potatoes.

Since 1972 there were 10 million, in 2004 this number jumped to 45 million people annually. There was a lot of transportation for Maine tourists such as trolleys and trains that were built in 1896. There were concerts, boat rides, tours, etc. which brought large amounts of tourism to maine. Many new railroads were built in Maine around the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Many things brought and still bring tourists into Maine such as Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, The Old Port, and the scenic ocean.

Maine has many spots and reason that tourists love it so much. Some spots include the Old Port, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Old Orchard, beaches, etc. The Old Port, Old Orchard and Bar Harbor are great spots that have scenic ocean views and boats. Bar Harbor could also fit in with being like Acadia National Park with Mountains. Acadia had many mountains and scenic water views. Beaches have Many activities such as swimming, surfing, and other

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