My mother was born and raised in Eastport, Maine and we would spend at least a couple weeks visiting there every summer. A favorite pastime was getting a hotdog at Rosie’s, driving onto the breakwater or visiting downtown.
During the years I spent going to Eastport the waterfront was a neglected area, that has drastically changed. A walkway has been developed to take in the great views both natural and manmade.
The most striking thing as you walk along is the statue of the fisherman.
This statue was erected when a reality TV show “Murder in Small Town-X” was filmed in Eastport. The winner of the TV show contest was Angel Juarbe Jr, a fireman from Brooklyn, New York who was tragically killed during the 9-11 terrorist attack on New York City. The statue now serves as a memorial to Juarbe.
After walking along the ocean take a stroll up Water Street and take in some of the old buildings like the Peavey Library,
the post office building,
and a number of other beautiful buildings.