Boothbay Harbor Journals

End of The Season in Coastal Maine

A September 2006 trip to Boothbay Harbor by beccageary

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Quote: After Columbus Day, the town of Boothbay Harbor shuts down. Right before "the closing" it is a perfect vacation destination.

End of The Season in Coastal Maine

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Overview

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine is a small coastal town located at the end of a peninsula on Rt 27. Locals refer to Rt 27 as their "15 mile driveway." The population is around 2,300, but doubles, if not triples, in the summer. These are the people who only come for "The Season." Some are folks who own large summer homes, others are seasonal workers from the area and from abroad. Although "The Season" in Boothbay Harbor officially begins in April with Fisherman's Festival, this seems to be more of a celebration for locals rather than tourists. A way for the locals to embrace their roots as well as get roaring drunk. One last party before the people "from away" take over their town. There is a blessing o...Read More

Lobsterman's Wharf

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Restaurant

Lobsterman's Wharf Photo, East Boothbay, Maine
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Lobsterman's Wharf is a favorite waterfront restaurant for locals and tourists alike. The food and service are consistently good. The place epitomizes the spirit of Maine, being laidback, friendly but unobtrusive, and efficient. It is a place to relax and have a good time.Possibly the best ocean view in Boothbay is from Lobsterman's large outdoor deck. It is casual with picnic tables with umbrellas and waitstaff sporting sunglasses. There is table service. Many a patron “arrives by boat,” therefore there is sea traffic to contemplate as you sip your frozen margaritas.Lobsterman's has been built piecemeal, starting as a self-service fish shack and evolving into a full-service, three hun...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 27, 2006

Lobsterman's Wharf
224 Ocean Point Road, Route 96
East Boothbay, Maine 04544
(207) 633-3443