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Along the Waterfront

The Portland Press Herald and the Evening Express ran a regular column on what was going on on Portland's busy working waterfront entitled "Along the Waterfront", often with accompanying photographs. The most common themes were information about ships in harbor, what the longshoremen were working on, and notable large fish that were caught.

As an example of what the section covered, the April 23, 1933 edition of Along the Waterfront discussed news that the treasurer of the Portland Fish Co., Arthur Black was in Washington D.C. with a delegation to plead for aid for the fishing industry. His group went to a luncheon and conferences at the House Restaurant, visited the White House, and met with members of the Maine Congressional delegation.

Captain Berlin on the S.S. Isaac T. Mann, Portland, 1924
Captain Berlin on the S.S. Isaac T. Mann, Portland, 1924Item Contributed by
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Fishermen aboard Herb Pick's motor boat, Portland, 1923
Fishermen aboard Herb Pick's motor boat, Portland, 1923Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media