Two of Maine's Best Kept Secrets: McLoon's Lobster Shack on Spruce Head Island and Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope!
If you are wandering down Route 131 along the Coast of Maine and want to take a little detour, then hang a left when you reach the ocean at Tenants Harbor. Follow your nose until you reach the end of Spruce Island. There you will find the freshest Maine Lobster in the universe at McLoon's Lobster Shack!
McLoon's is not big. It is not fancy. But, if you want to watch your fresh lobster unloaded at the wharf then this is the place for you. Kick back and enjoy a fresh boiled Maine lobster the way Mainers do! Some prefer to buy right off the boat and do their own Down East lobster bake at home.
Or, feel free to sit and watch a true Maine working dock in action. The views are awesome and the sunsets are spectacular.
But, as great as the lobster maybe and the sunsets at Mcloon's Lobster Shack it is not without its share of blood thirsty mosquitoes and black flies in season, especially at sunset. However, most Mainers and knowledgeable visitors have a bottle of Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope with them. Developed in Maine in 1882 as a repellent for all biting insects, Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope has been protecting people without fail for over 130 years! The unique formula of Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope actually interferes with an insects receptors that detect the carbon dioxide flume that we exhale when we breathe. If they cannot find you, they cannot bite you!
Enjoy McLoons, Spruce Island Head, and Welcome to Maine