WELCOME TO EASTPORT MAINE
Welcome to Eastport Maine. I think you’re going to like it. It’s a small town of less than 2,000 located on Moose Island at the northeastern tip of Maine. And of course, Moose Island is about as far east as you can go and still be in the United States. Canada is just across the bay. Eastport is a port of entry to the United States for boats visiting the area. While it’s not on any main travel routes, it’s a delightful little town for travelers who like to get a bit off the beaten track.
The city has several piers and docks used for shipping and fishing in the area. Two nearby islands, Deer Island to the northeast and Campobello Island to the southeast, are both in Canada.
The large fisherman statue seen in the image at the top of this article stands in the center of Eastport. The statue itself has an interesting history as recorded on a plaque at it’s base.
Fisherman Memorial Plaque
Copenhagen, Denmark isn’t the only city with a mermaid on it’s shore (Little Mermaid). In August of 2015 Eastport installed it’s own mermaid. The work, by local artist Richard Klyver, overlooks the harbor near the center of town (Eastport Mermaid). Apparently, prior to her arrival, there was a bit of local controversy regarding her anatomical detail given her state of underdress. But art prevailed and today she takes the sun daily on the city’s shore.
The Mermaid of Eastport
Visitors to Eastport need not be concerned with the availability of dining options. The city offers a variety of restaurants and coffee houses. For breakfast you might consider The Waco Diner. Located on the shore near the center of town (not far from the mermaid actually), it offers home cooked, quality food throughout the day at reasonable prices. Choose your dining area – counter service at the front, dining room in the rear, or on the deck overlooking the water out back.
The Waco Diner
Waco Deck Seating (Facebook Image)
Of course when you visit Maine and think of eating – well, the mind does tend to turn toward LOBSTER! This is certainly true in Eastport where you might try The Chowder House. It’s a local establishment located right on the pier. It’s cozy and comfortable – serving great food to locals and visitors alike.
Chowder House (internet image)
The Chowder House Interior
The window view from the deck – fresh catch daily.
Those who order the Whole Maine Lobster get everything they need – Instructions / Tools / Lobster ( and a few sides as well.)
Lobster Directions for Beginners
Lobster Tools Including Bib, Forks, Shell Cracker, and Moist Towelettes
One Whole Maine Lobster – Yum!
An Eastport Bonus! Alert visitors to the Eastport area may discover an interesting local activity. The good folks of Eastport – young and old alike – have an on-going project. They decorate and paint rocks of various sizes. They then “hide” or place the rocks in various places around the area. Keep your eyes open. You may very likely encounter one, if not more – perhaps on your restaurant table – or maybe on a railing overlooking the water – at the check out counter in the store? The rocks can be anywhere. It seems to be just a fun activity. Paint a rock – hide a rock – find a rock – hide it again someplace. It gives people pleasure and it’s fun. They even have a Facebook Group related to the rocks – EASTPORT ROCKS.
2 Eastport Rocks I discovered in Eastport (I’ll be rehiding them shortly)
Message on the back of an Eastport rock
If you wonder what took me to Eastport read…..
Bottom Line – If you visit Eastport Remember – Eastport Rocks!
Visit Eastport Maine …………… And Enjoy The Adventure!
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