I took a trip to the easternmost town today — You guessed it LUBEC. Lubec is the easternmost town in the contiguous United States. The town was first settled around 1775. Originally part of Eastport, it was set off and incorporated on June 21, 1811. It is also my favorite town in Washington County. When I was growing up I couldn’t wait to get to Lubec, smell the salty air, see and feel the cool fog mist on your face, and hear the familiar whistles from the factories, and who doesn’t love the sound of the fog horn.
Today I traveled back to an old factory that has been totally revitalized and what a spot. I went to The Wharf, http://thewharflubecmaine.com/ according to the information I read, the old factory B building is 100 years old as of 2010. I sat outside on the deck, small but cozy. I had a great lunch of fried clams, terrific customer service and ata fair price for seafood. This place has a little bit of everything, it’s an inn, a restaurant, a gift shop, it’s also working waterfront and it even has whale watching tours. Come on down to Johnson street and take a look.
Lubec is growing and I am astonished at all the new little shops to explore on Water Street. Walking away from the boat ramp the first place you see is Cohill’s Inn , http://www.cohillsinn.com/overlooking the Bay of Fundy on one side and The Narrows on the other. They provide simple and appealing fare and overnight accommodations for those wishing to extend their stay in Lubec. Cohill’s Inn is modeled after the traditional Irish pubs. They offer warm and friendly atmosphere for people to gather for pleasant company, hearty fare and good cheer. Some spectacular views during dinner and they have a second floor deck to enjoy your meal and beverage while watching the boats on the water, for those of you new to Lubec, this was the old Tippy’s Restraurant . Across the street is the Water Street Tavern & Inn http://www.watersttavernandinn.com/ it is also located in a restored waterfront building , with breathtaking views of the working waterfront, seals, eagles and bay islands. Endless water views can be enjoyed from theTavern, the outside deck, and the rooms for rent above and behind the Tavern. The Tavern offers a cozy place for locals and area visitors to meet with friends and family. Franks Dockside Restaurant & Takeout is the next place to stop and Frank makes everything to order…from soups & chowders to seafood & steak check them out on facebook https://www.facebook.com/FranksDocksideRestaurantTakeOut and stop in and enjoy. Lots of places to stop and enjoy the scenery perhaps and have lunch or dinner.
Perhaps you would like to shop downtown Lubec is alive with shops and markets. Northern Tides Art and Gift Gallery just opened in the Peacocks building, right next to Dianne’s Glass Gallery. Don’t forget to stop by Wags and Wool or Bayside Chocolates. Just in case I missed any shops here’s a link for everyone http://www.visitlubecmaine.com/art-culture/galleries-studios-gifts.php
Art Galleries too… stop and grab a cup of tea or coffee from the Atlantic House Coffee then stroll and browse through Lubec Landmarks’ Mulholland Gallery, also you don’t want to miss Lubec Memorial Library and see what ‘s going on.