In the 1940s, when this photo was most likely taken, summer visitors generally came to Buck’s Harbor on their sailboats. From the Yacht Club, it was a short walk to the center of the village, where there were two markets and a garage, The Buck’s Harbor Gift Shop, up the hill from the marine shop, was run by Mabel Gray,. She and her husband Ray, who owned the Buck’s Harbor Market, lived next door.
Condon’s Store and Condon’s Garage, also in business in Buck’s Harbor in the 1940s, are much better known, however. Author Robert McCloskey brought them to life 60 years ago in the beloved children’s book One Morning in Maine.