We were recommended to go to Thurston’s Lobster shack on the water at Bernard on Mount Desert Island, or MDI as the locals referred to it. Would never have found it without looking purposefully for it, but its location was perfect – overhanging the water on the south west corner of MDI.
Next to the restaurant were various buildings all part of the fishing, mainly lobster, industry. This building, adorned with fishing floats caught my eye.
I’m pretty sure that this building was used as the cover to a recent edition of Lonely Planet’s New England Guide.
I even saw a sign back in Southwest Harbor advertising the services of a skilled float painter. Clearly they take their floats seriously in these parts.