Dark Prospects: The Closing of America's Last Sardine Cannery Theatens a Way of Life on Maine's Coast

Year 2010

Creator Thomas Stackpole

Contributor Madeleine Pryor

Story type Writing

Town Gouldsboro

County Hancock


The sardine packing industry supported the town of Gouldsboro for nearly 135 years, until the packing plant was closed down. Thomas Stackpole investigates how the closure of the sardine packing plant directly impacts the town, as well as other seafood industries in Maine.

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