In 1845, Sylvanus Cushing Prince established a general store on the
southern tip of Orr's Island (Prince's Point) to create a market for the
catches of local fishermen.The store provided island residents with all
needed goods, outfitted fishing vessels, and processed salt fish. Millions
of pounds of codfish caught by local fishermen were cured on
Prince's Point and shipped to Gloucester, Massachusetts, the major
center of trade. From Gloucester, the salt cod ended up on the dinner
tables of many New Englanders.
In 2004, Prince Specialty Seafood Products, Inc. was established by
Alison Prince (the great great granddaughter of Sylvanus Cushing
Prince) to continue the tradition of creating a market for local products.
We believe in working with Maine companies and using as
many Maine products and ingredients as possible to help support
the local economy.
Prince Specialty Seafood Products, Inc. currently
operates a small seasonal cafe, the Salt Cod Cafe
in the former general store building and is the exclusive distributor of
Orr's Island Seafood Chowder.
Prince Specialty Seafood Products, Inc.
PO Box 98 | 1894 Harpswell Islands Road | Orr's Island, ME 04066