The Cape Porpoise Fish Shack has become one of Maine’s most recognizable structures. It’s in the Kennebunkport neighborhood of Cape Porpoise, a little coastal community. A charming functioning fishing harbor and this famed fish house on stilts may be found in the village. The hut, which was built in 2016, is a relatively new addition to Langsford Road. Bob Zuke, a local builder owns and built it.
Zuke had long wanted to purchase a fishing hut in Cape Porpoise, and when the opportunity to buy a decrepit shack arose, Bob leaped at it! Robert O’Reilly, a lobsterman, had owned the plot since 1986 prior to Zuke buying it from him. In 2008, O’Reilly sought a building permit from the town of Kennebunkport to replace the structure and it was granted. O’Reilly’s construction attempts started and stopped many times before he decided to sell the property in 2016 to the Zukes. They had the permission renewed and began construction on a first-class facility for their two lobsterman sons. This structure allows the sons to have their gear at the harbor rather than having to truck it in.
The Zukes are currently navigating the regulatory procedure to build a wharf so that their children can dock their boats. Meanwhile, Bob claims that some of his neighbors have chastised him for erecting a structure that appears to be a little too exquisite for a working construction. That said, even the most hardened lobstermen appreciate a comfortable location to relax and eat.
- Address: 48 Langsford Road
- Town: Cape Porpoise
- State: Maine
- GPS: Lat 43.36681 Lng -70.43578
- Parking notes: There is no official parking area for the Cape Porpoise Fish Shack. Langsford Road Lobster & Fish has a small parking area that is near the shack. It is best to park along Cape Porpoise Main Street and then walk down Langsford Road to the shack.
- Parking directions: HERE
- Location directions: HERE