Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
EX 30 JAN 1988 and EX 6 FEB 1988
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Format of Original
35mm gelatin silver negatives
Views of Sam's Harbor Lunch, 210 Commercial Street. The popular breakfast and lunch eatery at Central Wharf relocated from 109 Commercial Street in 1984 (where the restaurant had been since 1968- succeeding tenants such as Celia's Lunch, Sid's Lunch, and Ted's Lunch).
Sam's was forced to close in February 1988, due to the sale and redevelopment of Central Wharf (the project named Fisherman's Wharf), following a controversial waterfront referendum.
Left image: Exterior view of Sam's Harbor Lunch, 210 Commercial Street. Widgery Wharf at right.
Photo published in the Evening Express, on 30 January 1988.
Top right image: Diner owner Sam Minervino, with staff: Marion Thayer, Lisa Cressey, Victoria Thayer, and Monique Hutchins.
Bottom right image: Sam's Harbor Lunch regular customers Larry Wheeler and pilot boat captain Charlie Whalen.
Right photos published in the Evening Express, on 6 February 1988 (the last day of business at Sam's)
See Additional Files links- below- for:
* A view of customers at Sam's counter.
* A general view of the dining room at Sam's.
* The complete Sam's Harbor Lunch MENU from 1982.
"Sam's Harbor Lunch, 1988" (1988). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 567.
Portland, Me., Old Port, Businesses, Commercial Street, Menu