Author Archives: Bruce Thurlow

Clamming and Lobstering – Part 4

Catch of the Day – Part 4 By Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Bruce Thurlow, Bill Bayley and Don Googins I Remember Lobster Fishing in Scarborough Most clam and lobster fisheries in Scarborough have been associated with Pine … Continue reading

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Clamming and Lobstering – Part 3

Catch of the Day – Part 3 By Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Bruce Thurlow, Bill Bayley and Don Googins Lobster Fishing The first recorded lobster catch was in 1605 when the crew of the Archangel, captained by … Continue reading

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Clamming and Lobstering – Part 2

Catch of the Day – Part 2 By Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Bruce Thurlow, Bill Bayley and Don Googins By 1880 conflict arose between Scarborough Marsh diking company owners and clam diggers, boaters, and fishermen who claimed … Continue reading

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Clamming and Lobstering – Part 1

Catch of the Day – Part 1 By Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Bruce Thurlow, Bill Bayley and Don Googins Scarborough’s coastline, with its marsh, freshwater streams, saltwater rivers, beaches and rocky ledges, has been a site for … Continue reading

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Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks – Part 2 of 2

Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Rodney Laughton and Don Googins (Part 1 Here) Shipwrecks Scarborough’s coastline has three extensive beaches: Higgins, Scarborough, and Pine Point. There are ledges, however, around Prouts Neck, Bluff and Stratton Islands (now … Continue reading

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Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks – Part 1 of 2

Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Rodney Laughton and Don Googins Scarborough has always been a place where going to sea and fishing are a part of life. At one time ships, boats, and smaller watercraft were … Continue reading

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Roads: From Footpaths to Super Highway

Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society and Charlene Fenlason The first “roads” were not really roads but Indian footpaths through the woods. Generally, the trails followed firm ground rather than a direct course, avoiding swamps and hills … Continue reading

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Scarborough Marsh: “Land of Much Grass” – Part 3

Part 3 of 3 Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Bruce Thurlow, Friends of the Scarborough Marsh, Maine Audubon and Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center. Realizing that this significant coastal wildlife habitat was severely threatened, in 1957 the Maine Department … Continue reading

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Scarborough Marsh: “Land of Much Grass” – Part 2

Part 2 of 3 Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Bruce Thurlow, Friends of the Scarborough Marsh, Maine Audubon  and Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center. The Scarborough Marsh has long been important to the people living near it. Here … Continue reading

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Scarborough Marsh: “Land of Much Grass” – Part 1

Part 1 of 3 Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Bruce Thurlow, Friends of the Scarborough Marsh, Maine Audubon  and Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center. To the Sokokis Indians, the area we call the Scarborough Marsh was known as … Continue reading

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