The Maine I Love: Photos from the Docks


“Look at that sea, girls–all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.”-L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

In land-locked Ohio, the sea is an enviable thing. When we lived in Prague, its location, too, was a pinpoint in the middle of a great expanse of land. So when I think of vacation, the sea is the first thought which comes to me.

the Docks, South Freeport, Maine

Luckily, the rest of my family feels the same — we love to travel to the sea. It doesn’t matter where, just as long as there are waves, the smell of salt spray, the occasional peek of sunshine, and an unending view of the horizon.


South Freeport Town Docks, Freeport, Maine
South Freeport Town Docks, Freeport, Maine

When we traveled this summer to Maine, I had one other hope in mind: to have fresh lobster on the docks.

South Freeport Town Docks, Freeport, Maine

One of the first questions we asked once we reached Freeport, Maine, was to ask for a recommendation of where to have lobster. The kind folks behind our hotel front desk pointed us in the right direction, and we ended up at one of the most charming active docks I’ve seen, the South Freeport Town Docks.

The Maine I Love: Photos from the Lobster Docks

Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster, South Freeport, Maine

Jennifer Lyn King
me, on the docks in Maine, eating lobster

The harbor restaurant was excellent — the Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster.


Maine lobster
Maine lobster

We ate there almost every night while in Freeport (after days of sea kayaking, paddleboarding, fly-fishing, etc.). That time, sitting on the docks with my family, was one of my favorites from our entire trip.

Live and Cooked Lobster

Rowing in to the Docks, Maine
Rowing in to the Docks
Maine docks
Maine docks

To quote Anne of Green Gables, I couldn’t have enjoyed its loveliness more. Truly.

Have you been to Maine? Do you have a favorite place to be out on the docks?

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10 thoughts on “The Maine I Love: Photos from the Docks

  1. Love your photos — seeing the familiar places through your eyes and lens is wonderful, Jennifer! As for my favorite place, I’d have to say the Falmouth Town Landing, a place I can’t seem to stay away from… which (like South Freeport) mixes commercial and private use so there’s always something to photograph.

    1. Your tour of favorite harbors was an absolute highlight, Julia! I’m so glad I was able to see Maine from the native side, too. Thank you! And, like my kids say, Falmouth has the coolest name. 🙂

  2. Jennifer, I’ve never been to Maine, but it is definitely on my bucket list. Your vacation sounds grand–I dream of eating lobster on the docks. Thanks for letting me live vicariously through many of your blog posts. (I’m happy you’ve got such an exciting life)

    1. Hi Kim,
      Ditto to your comment. Maine is a place I’ve never been but would love to visit as well. And I too enjoy Jennifer’s vivid blog posts.

    2. I’ve only been to Maine at the height of summer, but I hear it’s gorgeous in the autumn, as well. I hope you do make it to Maine, Kim! (I’m not sure it’s so much having an exciting life, as having an insatiable curiosity and love of travel. 🙂 ) Thanks!

  3. I’ve never been to Maine, but it’s on my “list” of places I’m anxious to visit. I would love to get to Arcadia National Park. Will you be stopping there?

    What an adventure you’re having! I expect some of these lovely photos will make their way onto the canvas sometime in the future?

    1. We didn’t get to visit Acadia this time, but truly, Acadia National Park is the gem of Maine. My favorite place was the blink of a town called Somesville there, complete with teeny library, lily-laden pond, lupine meadow beside the water, and the fjord. Beautiful! I hope you get to go, Jackie. And canvas — yes definitely. Where to start? 🙂

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