2012-09-07 / Community

A Window on the Past

Fisherman’s Point
By Kathryn DiPhilippo
South Portland Historical Society


Top right, three fishermen on the beach in front of the fishing shacks, circa 1900. (Courtesy photo) Top right, three fishermen on the beach in front of the fishing shacks, circa 1900. (Courtesy photo) In response to our April 27 column of this year, we received several responses from residents with information about the fishing shacks at Fisherman’s Point. We would like to especially thank Charles Gavett for his help in documenting the history of these landmarks in South Portland. The Willard neighborhood and Willard Beach had a long history as part of a working waterfront – home base to many fishermen and lobstermen. Gavett provided several photographs, drawings, information and other pieces that will go a long way toward preserving the history of the point. We hope readers will enjoy these glimpses of Fisherman’s Point in earlier times.



Above, Arthur Bolton Jr. in 1959. (Courtesy photo) Above, Arthur Bolton Jr. in 1959. (Courtesy photo)

Bottom, Arthur Bolton Sr. and his son, George Bolton, at work in 1959. (Courtesy photo) Bottom, Arthur Bolton Sr. and his son, George Bolton, at work in 1959. (Courtesy photo)

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