The brining shed was an integral part of the McCurdy Smokehouse Complex in Lubec, Maine. It represented the beginning of the process of smoking herring and as such was part of the last standing herring smokehouse in the United States.
Sadly, on January 4, 2018, during a severe storm, the brining shed broke loose from it’s support pilings. After 2 days, the structure floated out to sea with the tide, landing on the beach near the bridge on Campobello Island, New Brunswick.
Lubec Landmarks is in the process of securing a contractor to aid in the removal of the brining shed from the beach, so that the salvaged wood and other structural parts can be used to construct a replica of the brining shed to add to the McCurdy Smokehouse Museum Complex.
We would like to thank everyone who assisted with us in the clean up process from both the Campobello and Lubec communities. The contractors are working on getting the appropriate permits so that they can finalize the work and remove the remain parts of the structure back to Lubec.