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End of the Line: Closing the Last Sardine Cannery in America

End of the Line: Closing the Last Sardine Cannery in America (Paperback)

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At one time, sardines were an inexpensive staple for many Americans. The 212 photographs in this elegant volume offer a striking document of this now vanished industry. Generations of workers in Maine have snipped, sliced, and packed the small, silvery fish into billions of cans on their way to Americans' lunch buckets and kitchen cabinets. On April 15, 2010, Stinson's Seafood, once the home of Beach Cliff Sardines, shut down the packing line that had made the name world famous. Begun in 1927, Stinson's empire eventually included sardine canneries spread along the Maine coast and a fleet of ships to supply them. With this closing, however, the end of the entire sardine industry in Maine had finally arrived. Photographer Markham Starr was privileged to spend several days at the Stinson factory in Prospect Harbor, one month before it was dismantled, emerging with a collection of remarkable images that transform the parts of the cannery into works of art and capture the resilience of the workers faced with the loss of jobs many had held for decades. This book includes a short essay, and shows the heartland of Maine at its finest.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyBusinessEconomicsEconomic systems & structures Publisher: University Press of New England Publication Date: 02/05/2013 ISBN-13: 9780819573452  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 01/06/2013.  

MARKHAM STARR is photographer and the author of Building the Greenland Kayak. His photographs of Rhode Island trap fishing appeared in a recent issue of Yankee Magazine. He lives in North Stonington, Connecticut.

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