The McCurdy Smokehouse, located in Lubec Maine, was the last traditional smoked-herring facility in the United States when it closed its doors in 1991. On July 15, 1993, the McCurdy Smokehouse complex was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Lubec Landmarks, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was incorporated in 1995 and obtained the McCurdy Smokehouse complex the same year. Today, Lubec Landmarks maintains the property and has developed a museum about the fishing industry in the skinning/packing shed and is working to preserve the other buildings.
The goal of Lubec Landmarks is to encourage widespread understanding of and appreciation for the maritime and coastal heritage of the rural Downeast community of Lubec through the preservation of the McCurdy Smokehouse complex, education and public outreach.