Friday, July 17, 2009

Jonesport, ME

I have just returned from 3 days in Jonesport, ME. A friend and I traveled north to photograph Puffins on Machias Seal Island and Jonesport is where the boat sails from for that trip.
Although our objective was the puffins, Jonesport offered us an opportunity to take advantage of the charm of the Maine coast and get some landscape images for our portfolios.Our lodging for the two evenings would have been reason enough to make the trip for it was in a barge cottage that was situated above the harbour with a view to the Southeast that was a feast for our eyes.
The cottage is completely self sufficient with a kitchen, two bedrooms, a living room, and a porch that was tough to leave. The proprietor, Dorothy Rose Higgins is as Maine friendly as they come. Dorothy Rose owns Cranberry Cottages, and if you come this way be sure to call and find out if one of her cottages is available, you wont be disappointed. The particular cottage that we stayed in was her mothers home until just few months ago. Dorothy Rose's mother Ruth, is an author and the oldest person in Jonesport at 100 years of age.
The photo opportunities around the area are fantastic and if you are as lucky as we were to have them lit by the sweetest light of the east, you will leave here with a number of family jewels.

As for the puffins, they were as friendly as a Maine native. Tell you about them later.


  1. What great pictures, they bring back memories of summers in Maine.

  2. What a gorgeous place and images! Now you are making me want to go there!

  3. My family has been in Jonesport for years and sadly i dont get to see it as much as i used to but these pictures really capture the beauty of the town and bring back some fun memories.

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