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  1. Guide to Maine Lighthouses and Seafood

    Guide to Maine Lighthouses and Seafood

    Maine has 65 historic lighthouses still standing along nearly 5,000 miles of rugged coastline. This means that lighthouses are as emblematic of summertime in Maine as fresh seafood. It is nicknamed the lighthous state afterall. 

    At Maine Lobster Now, we are proud to call Maine our home, and because August 7th is officially National Lighthouse Day, we thought we would share with you a rundown of the best Maine lighthouses and seafood establishments to visit. So here we go: 

    Portland Head Lighthouse  

    Portland Head Lighthouse is surrounded by the 90-acre Fort Williams Park on Cape Elizabeth. The Lighthouse was commissioned by George Washington and completed in

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  2. 7 Picnic Ready Summer Seafood Recipes

    summer seafood recipes

    Picnics are the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors, get some alone time, and indulge in seasonal fare all at once. These summer seafood recipes were created by a gourmet chef specifically using fresh seafood from Maine Lobster Now. Just pick your favorite recipe, place your order and schedule delivery on your day off then head to your favorite outdoor space in the woods or by the beach. Any of these recipes are the best way to experience Maine and partake in a taste of New England summer from wherever you are in the U.S. 

    Before we get to the summer seafood recipes, it's essential to pack your food in a quality cooler to ensure they stay at the proper temperature. This list from Travel and Leisure provides a comprehensive breakdown of

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  3. Five of Our Favorite Maine Lobster Now Lobster Recipes

    Five of Our Favorite Maine Lobster Now Lobster Recipes

    Whether you are celebrating a holiday or just want to enjoy a delicious meal in the comfort of your home, these Maine favorites are always delicious. Each of these recipes come from our own Maine Lobster Now chef, making the most of our famous, fresh-caught lobster meat. You can make them with our premium lobster products, which are available and can be shipped overnight anywhere in the United States. 

    Five Maine Lobster Recipes for Any Occassion

    1. Lobster Bloody Mary 

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  4. A Taste of Lobster History

    A Taste of Lobster History

    The History of Lobster

    Today, often when lobster is thought of, Maine Lobster comes to mind. But did you know that lobsters were being consumed in Europe before anyone sailed across the Atlantic to the Americas? Well, it’s true. Evidence has been found that yes, in fact, lobsters were being consumed in Europe before America was even found! When the British settlers first sailed to New England, there were so many lobsters off the coast that they didn’t even need to dive for them or catch them. After storms, they would simply wash up onto the shore. Literally hundreds of lobsters would wash onto the shore in piles. The settlers picked up quickly that these animals would spoil fast if they weren’t cooked and consumed fast enough. As time proceeds during this time, lobster was identified as a source of quick protein.

    Lobsters were so plentiful at this time that Native Americans would use them to fertilize their crops and bait their fishing hooks. Native Americans would

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  5. Life of a Mother Lobster

    Life of a Mother Lobster

    As lobster lovers, we don't only want to give you the best information possible about how tasty lobsters can be. We also want to provide a better understanding of the lobster as a species. Why? Because understanding leads to respect, which helps us all to better care for lobster populations and habitats. This will ensure that we can continue to enjoy them well into the future. The role of mother is a big deal for any species. While that role and the life cycles of many animals are often common knowledge, others are more mysterious— this includes crustaceans like the lobster. We can take some of the mystery about the mother lobster away, and answer some questions, including: How does a lobster come into the world? What does a female lobster do throughout this process? When and why is it illegal to keep a female lobster after catching one? Here is a run down on how to identify a female lobster, what the beginning life cycle of a lobster looks like, and why it is illegal

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  6. "Fall" in Love with Portland, Maine

    "Fall" in Love with Portland, Maine

    Maine is known as Vacationland for good reason, and that's not exclusive to the summer months. Fall in Portland, Maine is just as magical as it is any other time of year. When the leaves start to turn and a crisp breeze moves through the air, the beauty and charm of Portland takes on a warm and welcoming vibe on a whole other level. 

    Life in Maine is all about living stress-free and enjoying the beauty your environment. This includes time with friends, long walks in the outdoors, and plenty of leisure time. In America, it's likely the closest you will come to experiencing the traditional Hygge lifestyle of the Danish. We embrace the environment throughout the year, and fall in Maine is just a precursor to the long cozy months of winter ahead. 

    Experience Fall in Portland,

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  7. The Evolution of a Maine Symbol: The Lobster Boat

    The Evolution of a Maine Symbol: The Lobster Boat

    The lobster boat is a recognizable image that people all across the country associate with Maine.

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  8. 5 Reasons to Buy Lobster Online

    5 Reasons to Buy Lobster Online

    Delving into a plate of Maine Lobster while sitting next to the ocean is an experience that many people look forward to during a New England vacation. While you may not live near the ocean, you can still enjoy a classic Maine meal without sacrificing freshness or quality. How? It's simple. Buy lobster online

    Maine Lobster Now ships fresh, live Maine Lobster nationwide so you can easily share this meal with friends and family— no matter where you live. Ordering lobster online has several perks. Here are five reasons why buying Maine Lobster online is always a great idea. 


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  9. A Story Behind Every Lobster

    A Story Behind Every Lobster

    Lobstering has a long history. With that long history comes generations of families spending countless days out on the water waiting for their perfect catch.

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  10. Weathering the Winter for Maine Lobster

    Weathering the Winter for Maine Lobster

      Maine Lobster Boat Lobstermen sorting Live Maine lobster On The Boat Every day we talk to hundreds of people from all over the country with questions about wild caught, Maine lobster. In January and February, we are often asked if lobsters are available in the winter months. Questions like “Do they actually catch lobster in the Winter? Isn’t it cold and icy?” And the answer is yes, there are many lobstermen who brave the cold, snow, wind and rough seas to bring home their catch during the winter months. They are a hearty bunch who throw on a few extra layers and foul weather gear

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