Historic Rockport: Witham's Lobster

Dec 09, 2012
Courtesy of: Eastern Illustrating Co./Barbara Dyer, Camden town historian

Witham’s Lobster Pounds was once a stable, probably a private one owned by a large estate nearby and possibly “Roxmont," now the home of Down East Magazine. Later the stable was a restaurant with lobster dinners. The stalls were still in place, and booths were in each stable for dining. That made it unique. It was open in the 1950s and 1960s. Lewis E. Bridges was an owner of Witham’s Lobster Pound Restaurant & Campground as well as Bridges Bus Lines. Today the lobster pound is part of the Megunticook RV Resort across from Plants Unlimited.

Comments (4)
Posted by: Narda Sue Smith | Dec 10, 2012 10:07

I too remember going there as a child. Lou and May Bridges were our bus drivers for the whole of my school years from 1st to 10th grade when I moved away. I spent several of those years sitting on the trash can up front, for the kids who misbehaved. But was lucky in the winter because it was the warmest place to sit in the winter. There and on the heater right next to Lou. The bus turned around in our driveway(red house by Mirror Lake) and we had to keep the driveway clear in the winter. Also spent several camping summers at their camp ground. Oh the memories of walking down the path to the ocean and swimming in water so cold it would turn your feet blue.



Posted by: Bobbi Barrows | Dec 10, 2012 09:54

I remember that being restaurant, my Mom used to Help May Bridges in the kitchen, great place to have dinner..Paul Barrows. I think that is my fathers truck setting there..



Posted by: Bobbi Barrows | Dec 10, 2012 09:53

I remember that being restaurant, my Mom used to Help May Bridges in the kitchen, great place to have dinner..Paul Barrows



Posted by: Kim Graffam | Dec 09, 2012 22:13

Loved going there as a kid when the Bridges ran it.  It was so cool to be sitting in a horse stall having dinner.  The only thing that would have made it better for me was if they really had horses there!



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