The Midcoast Maine Fishing Heritage Alliance was created in 2009 by concerned individuals around Port Clyde, ME. Many of these individuals have no direct ties to the fishing industry, but want to help find ways to ensure that the fishing culture survives. To that end, we hope to educate others about fishing, its history in the region, and the preventable safety risks experienced by the fishing community.

The mission of the Fishing Heritage Museum is to capture the personal stories of commercial fishermen with experience in the diverse local fisheries of the recent past.  Click the image below to visit the museum.  We hope that the public will send us stories and artifacts to include in the Museum.


Recent News & Events

Meet Your Local Fisherman - Event Update

Vouchers earned by fishermen at Meet Your Local Fisherman event during St. George Days were completed on November 23rd. Click on any photo to view slideshow. Three fishermen participated: Bradley “Butch” Rackliff , Wheeler Bay Bill Iliffe Jr. , Tenants … Read More...

Fishing Heritage Virtual Museum Project

The Midcoast Maine Fishing Heritage Alliance is pleased to announce it has started to seek funding for its Fishing Heritage Virtual Museum.  This project has two purposes. First to collect and archive personal, family and business fishing heritage using newly … Read More...

St. George Days 2013 - Meet Your Local Fisherman

The following activities took place at the Cod End float: From 9-12 Dan Miller talked with about 20 people about operating a small dragger aboard his brother Tad’s boat Julie Marie Josh Miller talked with about another 20 folks in … Read More...

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