DOWN EAST LOBSTER POUND: "LOBSTER POUND" Bar Harbor Restaurant Tip by LoriPori

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  Down East Lobster Pound
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When it comes to Lobster, the fresher the better and the tasty crustaceans are freshest when they are still alive. Lobster Pounds ensure tha public gets Lobsters while they are still kicking. hehe!When most people think of lobster pounds, they think of restaurants. However, the term originally referred to a means of live lobster storage that is still in practice today.

Lobstermen built the first lobster pound in a deep tidal creek on Vinalhaven Island in 1875. The “pound” was a pen in the creek that could hold a large quantity of lobsters. Water could pass freely into the pen, keeping the lobsters alive. The catch was stored there to wait until demand rose or until certain lobsters reached saleable condition.

The technique became popular within the lobstering industry. Lobster pounds began springing up in fishing villages all over the state and throughout New England. They would often be built on docks floating in harbors or in other calm bodies of salt water. Fishermen could easily access their catch when the time was right to sell.

The DOWN EAST LOBSTER POUND offers fresh local seafood - fresh crab & Lobster Rolls and homemade "Chowda". You can eat in at their outdoor patio or take-out.

Address: Rte 3 1192 Bar Harbor Road - Trenton
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: About a fifteen minute drive from Bar Harbor on Route 3
Phone: 667-8589
Rating: 3
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 9, 2007
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