Bass Harbor, Maine has a rather large lobster boat fleet. It is a working fishing harbor on the "quiet side" of Mount Desert Island. These images were taken on the Bernard, Maine side of the harbor. If you are here in the summer around 2 p.m. lobster boats start returning to the harbor with their catches. On the pier (not Thurston's Pier shown here) we saw a large refrigerated truck waiting. A block and tackle arrangement hauled up the lobsters in plastic crates and bait was lowered down to the boats for their next trip out to the traps.
The harbor is a great place for photography, as is the Bass Harbor Lighthouse.
For your dining pleasure in Bernard is Thurston’s Lobster Pound. It is open for lunch and dinner, 11:30-8, from Memorial Day through mid-October. Their tag line is so good I wish I had a bumper sticker: “Thurston For Lobsters”.
All the photos below were taken at Thurston's:
|Thurston's Lobster Pound|