The Booming Waterfront of Belfast

One evening this past summer my sister and brother in law, who were visiting from Connecticut,  took us out to a lobster and clam feed at Young’s Lobster Pound in East Belfast. It’s located on the eastern shore of Belfast Bay almost directly behind Perry’s Tropical Nut House. Young’s is a very popular spot for the Rt.1 traveler and from their wharf you get a great view of the Belfast waterfront. The big thing that’s happening is the new Front Street Shipyard with its 165 ton capacity mobile boat lift, boat building shops and boat storage facilities. It’s located on the former Stinson Cannery property which of course now is another one of those Maine businesses relegated to the “I remember when” category .

The harbor was flat calm and we enjoyed a fine outside dining experience while observing the happenings of the now busy Belfast waterfront.

This gull was just over my right shoulder and was keeping a very close eye on our meal.
The view of the Belfast waterfront from the Young’s Seafood wharf
Here’s a look at the work in progress of the Front Street Shipyard taken from the Veterans Memorial Bridge on the Belfast side of the bay.
Looking out of the Belfast harbor..flat calm and a shot of the lift.. On the left of the first photo is a red building with a white roof..that’s where we had dinner. And in the next  photo you can see part of downtown Belfast.
Looking out thru the lift. 
The resurgence of the harbor is still a work in progress even throughout this winter with even more buildings going up and more waterfront improvements.
These new projects will be the subject of an upcoming post.