Harpswell Historical Society

Incorporated 1979

929 Harpswell Neck Road
Harpswell, Maine  04079

The Harpswell Historical Society is dedicated to the discovery, identification, collection, preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of materials relating to the history of Harpswell and its people.

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Otterbrook Farm

Otterbrook Farm operated by the Frank C. Dunning family 1901-1920 During a time of expansion they raised the entire first floor and built a new first floor under it as in the following photo. The capacity was 85 guests and they served 3 meals per day. OTTERBROOK FARM

THIS place is situated on Harpswell Neck, six miles from Maine Central Railroad at Brunswick, Maine, and three miles from steamer landing at Lookout Point, Harpswell Center, Maine.

Harpswell Neck is a narrow strip of land extending into Casco Bay with its many islands and picturesque inlets.

This portion of Casco Bay is noted for its bathing, fishing and boating, and is so sheltered from the ocean that it is never affected by storms.

The house is surrounded by beautiful shade trees of ash and maple and has a large veranda which affords shelter from sun and rain.

New England Telephone connections. Daily mail, Rural Free Delivery.

A short distance from the house is a fine sandy beach reached by a shady pathway through the woods.

THIS house makes no pretentions of being a hotel but rather to be a quiet spot, retired and secluded, where one may forget the busy world and leave its cares behind.

Prices of board, including room, range from eight dollars to ten dollars according to size and location of room.

Guests coming by water should take boat to Portland, then via Steamer Maquoit of the Harpswell Line, leaving Custom House Wharf for Harpswell Center at 10:00 a. m. and 5:00 p. m., where team's meet the arrival of the steamer when notified.

Guests may reach this place by train to Brunswick. Teams meet guests at Brunswick upon request, free of charge providing they stay two weeks.

Brunswick may also be easily reached by electrics from Bath, Maine. Bath and Portland may be reached by steamer from Boston and New York.

For further information apply to F. C. Dunning, North Harpswell, Maine

IN 1911 we built a small store, in which all summer supplies, i. e. post cards, tobacco, tonics, souvenirs, etc., may be found. We also have a hall, furnished with a good piano, and having a fine dance floor, in which the young people may be merry without causing inconvenience to the guests who desire quiet.

Breakfast 7:30 a. m.    Dinner 12:00   Supper 5:30 p. m.
Guests must furnish their own towels for the beach

A floating wharf renders all boating safe and easily accessible.

Arrangements may be made when desired for deep sea fishing.

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