4 Main Street, Lubec, Maine, 04652
Historic cape in downtown Lubec. This three-bedroom home was once the office of Doctor Decosta Bennett, who doctored FDR’s family on their stays on Campobello Island. The homes still has Dr. Bennett’s safe securely mounted in the wall.
As you walk thru the home, you will notice the wide moldings, tin ceilings, built-in china cabinet and a small fireplace which no longer works but adds character to the kitchen. The back parlor was once Dr. Bennett’s exam room and the adjoining bathroom that features the safe was once the office. The home offers three bedrooms, 1 and ½ baths, double parlor, dining room and kitchen. There is a side deck for enjoying the summer sun or a quick lunch as you watch the activity in town.
One can easily walk to stores and shores from this convenient location. If you enjoy being in the center of activity, this is the home for you. Great location for year-round or seasonal enjoyment.
Lubec is a traditional fishing village and is the easternmost town in the United States. Formerly the home to a large sardine industry, the town now plays host to the Regional Medical Center as well as local fishermen and lobstermen. Lubec’s downtown area boasts large homes built by sea captains and industry leaders and quaint restaurants and shops. The public boat launch, Fisherman’s memorial park and the breakwater are all within walking distance from this historic home. Watch the seals frolic in the tidal current, the fishermen as they head out for their daily catch or just relax on one of the granite benches overlooking the waterfront.
Lubec and its surrounding area is also home to over 43,000 acres of public lands and preserved lands open to the public for hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing and other low impact recreational activities. Nearby is the Downeast Sunrise Trails which is an 85-mile trail built along a former rail corridor from Washington Junction in Hancock to Ayers Junction in Pembroke. It has a compact gravel base and is ideal for snowmobiling, ATVing, walking, bicycling, cross-country skiing and horseback riding.
Washington County is a lot of things. It is the most gorgeous, has the deepest cargo port, the longest coastline including the Bold Coast, the highest tides, and produces the most lobster and clam landings. What Washington County does not have is lots of traffic lights (only three in the whole county), an interstate, a Red Lobster Restaurant, or poisonous snakes. Known as the Sunrise County, Washington County welcomes the first rays of sun to shine on the US each day. With tides averaging between 18-22’; the bold, salt-sprayed shoreline of Downeast Maine offers deserted beaches, quiet hiking trails, rugged cliffs and unnamed beauty. Truly, one of the last frontiers on the Eastern seaboard, one doesn’t have to go far to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. With 2 cities, 44 towns and a population of approximately 32,000, Washington County is larger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined.
Something for everyone in beautiful Downeast Maine and coastal Washington County!