Plan to replace South Portland’s fishing shacks
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Photo courtesy of South Portland Historical Society

Arthur Bolton Sr. and his son George Bolton in front of the fishing shacks at Fisherman’s Point, South Portland, 1959.

Photo by Brianna Soukup

Eden Millecchia’s dog Bert plays in the surf at Willard Beach on November 9, 2020.

Photo by Carl Walsh

In June, 2018, visitors to Willard Beach walk on the point, near the fish houses, with Portland Head light visible in the background.

Photo by Brianna Soukup

Emma Gatehouse, 4, stands up near the fish shacks off of Willard Beach on June 26. Emma, who lives in Windham, came to the beach with her brother, Logan, and mother, Alyssia Gatehouse, for the morning.

Photo by Ben McCanna

The scenic “fishing shacks” on Simonton Cove, photographed in January 2018.

Photo by Carl Walsh

Sea smoke, created by sub-zero morning temps, hovered over the Willard Beach Fish Houses in South Portland on January 16, 2022.


Photo by Gordon Chibroski

In February, 1998, Doug Uraneck and his dog, Bessie, enjoy a late afternoon walk on Willard Beach.

Photo by Derek Davis

A woman walks past Fisherman’s Point in South Portland on a rainy evening in March 2017.

Photo by Michele McDonald

Barbara Peacock, a Portland photographer, takes a photo of Emry Bickford, 18 months, at Willard Beach in August 2019.

Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette

A beachgoer walks past Fishermen’s Point at Willard Beach in South Portland on December 12.

Photo by Kat Franchino

A rainy day in South Portland in June 2010.

Photo by Brianna Soukup

Megan Flemming takes a photo of her sons Silas, 10, right, and Theo, 8, in front of the fish houses on Sept. 16.

Photo by Ben McCanna

Mike Polizzi of South Portland walks along Fishermen’s Point at Willard Beach in August 2020 under overcast skies. “It’s my favorite spot,” he said. “I try to come here every day.”

Photo courtesy of South Portland Historical Society/Woodbury Collection

Fishing shacks at Fisherman’s Point, South Portland, undated but possibly circa 1930.

Photo by Tim Greenway

A woman walks her dog on Willard Beach as the fog burns off in April 2014.

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