About Nellie Clark

Nellie Clark is a long time resident of Searsport, Maine. She has worked for Dr. Medina at Seasons Of Smiles in Camden Maine for the last 16 years as a receptionist. One of her many hobbies is painting on slate. She loves to walk on the beach at Sears Island and search for sea glass and treasures!

Sears Island – Searsport Maine

Sears Island

Named after David Sears of Boston after he agreed to grant a large sum of money towards founding of Searsport, Sears Island is currently state-owned land, but is part of the town of Searsport. Formerly it had been known as Brigadier’s Island. A causeway was built approximately 20 years ago upon what formerly was a tidal bar. At high tide Sears Island was a true island, and at low tide the exposed gravel bar allowed for easy access. Locals would drive over at low tide, always careful to return in time, lest they would have to wade or swim and leave the car stranded until the next tide. Several generations ago there were farms on the island. Only stone cellar … Continue reading →

Winterport, Maine


First settled in 1766 as part of Frankfort, it was set off and incorporated on March 12, 1860. It was named Winterport because of its fine harbor on the Penobscot River estuary, which generally remained ice free, and so became a busy local terminus for trade and shipping during winter months. When the upper Penobscot River froze, commodities like flour were hauled in large quantities from here to Bangor. In 1841, Theophilus Cushing opened a large steam mill which manufactured 11,000,000 feet of lumber annually. It also made sugar box shooks, lath, clapboard, and soap and candle boxes. The town had two cooperage factories. Other industries produced harnesses, cheese and butter, and men’s vests. Until the Panic of 1857, Winterport … Continue reading →

Frankfort, Maine (Waldo County)

Frankfort, Maine

Frankfort is the oldest town on the Penobscot River, first settled in the 1760s by Massachusetts soldiers from nearby Fort Pownall. With the end of the French and Indian War, the Penobscot Valley became part of New England, and more specifically Massachusetts, leading to the first cautious encroachments by English-speaking settlers on the lands of the Penobscot Indians. This process, which would begin in Frankfort, would end with the founding of Bangor, Brewer, Orono, Old Town and other inland settlements, and the eventual restriction of the Penobscot people to their major village at “Indian Old Town”, or the present Penobscot Indian Reservation. Today’s Frankfort is just a small portion of the original town, which contained the present-day towns of Frankfort, … Continue reading →

Northport, Maine

Blake Vet

I took these pictures in Northport on a autumn day traveling through on route 1 from Camden to Searsport. Northport, Maine Incorporated 1796 ——————————————————————————– Northport is a rural, coastal Maine community located between Belfast and Camden. Two lakes and several miles of saltwater coast line on scenic Penobscot Bay make Northport an ideal place to live, work or play. Fishing, hiking, hunting, swimming, picnicing, snowmobiling and more. I took these photos on a warm autumn day traveling from Camden to Searsport.

Belfast, Maine (Waldo County)

Colorful buoys srung together makes a bench on this sidewalk in town.

Belfast is a city in Waldo County, Maine, in the United States. According to the 2010 census, the city population was 6,668. Located at the mouth of the Passagassawakeag River on Penobscot Bay, Belfast is the county seat of Waldo County.[1] The seaport has a wealth of antique architecture in several historic districts, and remains popular with tourists. Belfast is a city in Waldo County, Maine, in the United States. In 1630, it became part of the Muscongus Patent, which granted rights for English trading posts with the Indians, especially for the lucrative fur trade. About 1720, General Samuel Waldo of Boston bought the Muscongus Patent, which had evolved into outright ownership of the land, and was thereafter known as … Continue reading →

Searsport, Maine (Waldo County)

Fishing vessels in the penobscot bay, the water is so blue..

Searsport is my hometown. Hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I do! Searsport was settled in the 1670s and incorporated on February 13, 1845 from portions of Prospect and Belfast. In 1747, when fire destroyed the ProvinceHouse in Boston, General Samuel Waldo advocated, unsuccessfully, that the capital of Massachusetts be moved to Searsport, which was part of the WaldoPatent he purchased about 1720. It was named after David Sears of Boston after he agreed to grant a large sum of money towards the town’s founding. Searsport is noted for its rich maritimehistory. During the 19th-century the port had 17 shipyards and built 200 ships, while supplying fully one-tenth of the nation’s merchantmarine deep water captains.The PenobscotMarineMuseum faithfully recalls … Continue reading →

Rockland, Maine

Lady setting up boat show on the waterfront.

Strolling through Rockland, Maine checking out all the shops and stores along Main Street. Summer in Maine, nothing beats the warm shore breezes and the magic of the coast! Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,297. It is the county seat of Knox County[1]. The city is a popular tourist destination. It is a departure point for the Maine State Ferry Service to the islands of Penobscot Bay: Vinalhaven, North Haven and Matinicus. Today, Rockland is an officially designated micropolitan area. Since the early 1990s, Rockland has seen a shift in its economy away from the fishery and toward a service center city. It has … Continue reading →

Thomaston, Maine

Small white building is where this dairy joy is located in Thomaston.

Downtown Thomaston, Maine on a beautiful summer day. On a stroll through town I captured these photos. Thomaston (formerly known as Fort Georges, Fort Wharf, Lincoln) is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. The population was 3,748 at the 2000 census. Noted for its antique architecture, Thomaston is an old seaport popular with tourists. ]The town prospered in the early 19th century as a port and ship building center. Around 1840, two of seven recorded millionaires in the United States were Thomaston sea captains.[5] Other industries included two gristmills, two sawmills and planing mills, three sail lofts, brickyards, cask manufacturing and a marble works. Lime had been manufactured here since 1724 in kilns.[6] Thomaston is still home to … Continue reading →

Rockport, Maine

Cool Stone Building in Rockport, Maine

It’s a beautiful late summer afternoon in Rockport Maine. Here is my first ever photo blog. I hope you enjoy these pictures from the coast of Maine. Rockport is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. The population was 3,209 at the 2000 census. Rockport is a popular tourist destination and art colony. Rockport was the home of Andre the Seal, a seal adopted by the Goodridge family in the 1970s, and who entertained guests in Rockport Harbor until his death in 1986. The seal’s owner Harry Goodridge co-wrote a book about Andre, titled A Seal Called Andre. The 1994 film Andre was adapted from the book, although in the movie Andre is actually played by a sea lion, … Continue reading →