Winter Harbor Maine

Winter Harbor Maine
Ironbound Island, aptly named for its 200 foot cliffs, is positioned at the mouth of Frenchman's Bay.

Winter Harbor was officially a town on February 21, 1895, after its successful secession from the town of Gouldsboro. In this transition, Winter Harbor acquired eighteen named Islands and just over 51 square miles of water, making it an ideal place to fish for lobster.

We have included a few photos of points of interest that make up the geography of Winter Harbor, so potential customers may get a more comfortable "feel" for the community from which their lobster purchase is being made. Enjoy!

P.S. For those interested, an in-depth book on the history of Winter Harbor is available from Ironbound Press at The book is titled Musquito Harbor by Allan Smallidge.

Schoodic Point
Another view of Schoodic Point's rugged shoreline.
Mark Island Lighthouse
Mark Island Light, with Cadillac Mountain in the background, sits at the entrance to Winter Harbor.
Egg Rock
Egg Rock, a still operational lighthouse guards the entrance to Frenchman's Bay. Cadillac Mountain is in the background.
Winter Harbor Low-Tide
A colorful view of Winter Harbor at low tide, with the town's granite monument of a ship's cleat.

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Every purchase you make with Winter Harbor Lobster Coop goes directly to the men and women who spend thier lives at sea catching the lobsters we all love so much. Thank you for supporting local independent fishermen and the communities they live in.

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