Photographer Sara Gray spent time last summer exploring two locations in her home state of Maine to capture a quintessential rite of passage for many a New Englander. The lobster shack — an iconic symbol along the coast of New England — is a beacon to those who crave lobster fresh from the the Atlantic Ocean. Please enjoy some of our favorite photographs from her travels that capture the experience and the beauty of the Maine coast.
Weathered lobster sign at Five Islands.
Illuminated order pick-up window at Five Islands.
A yellow dinghy awaits dockside in Round Pond, Maine.
Round Pond Lobster Co. beckons customers to dine waterside on a perfect summer blue sky day.
Colorful lobster buoys hang on the shingled shack at Round Pond Lobster Co.
A classic lobster dinner at Five Islands Lobster Co. in Georgetown, Maine.
Wire traps and harbor views in Georgetown.
Georgetown lobster boats dot the harbor.
Behind the scenes in early evening at Five Islands.
Diners flank both sides of the Five Islands Lobster Co. shack at dusk.
Sunset harbor view in Round Pond.
Round Pond lobster eaters relax on the deck soaking up late day sun.
Round Pond crew at work.
All photos/art by Sara Gray