Buck Harbor Gift Shop, South Brooksville, ca. 1940

Contributed by Penobscot Marine Museum


In the 1940s, when this photo was most likely taken, summer visitors generally came to Buck's Harbor on their sailboats. From the Yacht Club, it was a short walk to the center of the village, where there were two markets and a garage.

The Buck's Harbor Gift Shop, up the hill from the marine shop, was run by Mabel Gray. She and her husband, Ray, who owned the Buck's Harbor Market, lived next door.

Condon's Store and Condon's Garage, also in business in Buck's Harbor in the 1940s, were well known because of Robert McCloskey's 1953 children's book, One Morning in Maine.

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About This Item

  • Title: Buck Harbor Gift Shop, South Brooksville, ca. 1940
  • Creator: Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company
  • Creation Date: circa 1940
  • Subject Date: circa 1940
  • Town: Brooksville
  • County: Hancock
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 12.75 cm x 17.75 cm
  • Local Code: LB2010.9.118515
  • Collection: Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company
  • Object Type: Image

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Penobscot Marine Museum
PO Box 498, 5 Church Street, Searsport, ME 04974
(207) 548-2529

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