Where in Maine?
This coastal village doesn't get the same attention as its much-visited neighbor, but that's fine by folks here.
Whoever named this gorgeous cottage community must have been having a particularly uninspired day. Situated somewhere between the Kennebec and the Penobscot rivers, at the end of a long peninsula, the picturesque village seen here is certainly worthy of a jazzier name. The one it has now is blandly descriptive and could place it anywhere on the coast. The natives who once lived here were called Wawenocs, which has some pizzazz, but they were driven out of these parts long ago. In fact, English cod fishermen used the island just offshore as a base as early as the 1600s, making it one of the first settlements Down East. This area then became a prosperous trading hub until it was destroyed by Indian attacks. Scotch-Irish families began to put down permanent roots in the region in the early 1700s to fish and build boats. Summerfolk found the nearby harbor by the 1850s, and the hamlet shown here became the quieter resort within a better-known resort region. That's how it remains to this day, the thumb to a world-famous lobster claw, known for its shoreside walking trail, inn, marina, and annual summer parade of Horribles that dates back to the early thirties. Sure, the village is busier than it once was, but it's still beautiful. Driving along its primary thoroughfare is almost like driving Acadia's Loop Road — if the Loop had cottages every ten feet. Truly spectacular. Do you own a cottage in this seaside spot? Or have you ever driven through? Send us a note if you can identify it.