There are many cemeteries in Ellsworth, but it seems that the most popular of Ellsworth's deceased are buried at Woodbine on Outer Main Street/Washington Junction Road.

We used to figure out which of the thousands of dearly deceased buried within Ellsworth truly made a name for themselves across the country.  Here is what we found.

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Phillip Haynes Lord  (1902-1975)

Haynes was an educator, actor, and radio personality who was born in Vermont.  In his heyday, he created a radio show called "Gang Busters", which ran on NBC Radio for two decades, before turning into a comic book, TV series, and finally a movie of the same name. Phillip Lord has a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and is buried in the Woodbine Cemetery.

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Eugene Hale (1836-1918)

Born in Turner, Maine, Hale was an Ellsworth attorney and a prosecuting attorney for Hancock County before being elected to the Maine Legislature. He would eventually be elected to the U.S. Senate, a position that he held for 30 years. The Senator Hale Hose Company of the Ellsworth Fire Department is named after him. According to the City Of Ellsworth's website, the foundation where his home once stood can still be seen behind Northern Light Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.  Hale is also buried in the Woodbine Cemetery.

Frederick Hale (1874-1963)

Following in his famous father's footsteps, Frederick, son of Eugene and a graduate of Harvard, served as a United States Senator between 1917 and 1941. Hale's grandfather, Zachariah Chandler, was also a U.S. Senator. Hale was born in Michigan and died at the age of 89 in Portland where he had retired. He too is buried in Woodbine Cemetery.

John Andrew Peters (1864-1953)

Peters was born in Ellsworth and was a graduate of Bowdoin College. He would return to his hometown to practice law and eventually end up being a judge of the municipal court in Ellsworth. The house at 68 State Street in Ellsworth and current home to the Hancock County District Attorney is where Peters practiced law. Peters served in the U.S. Congress between 1913 and 1922.  He then would go on to serve as a judge for the United States District Court of Maine and as Vice President of the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees.  Peters is buried in Woodbine Cemetery. His uncle, John Andrew Peters, was also a congressman and judge and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor.

The Best Restaurants in Downeast Maine for Lobster

So when your hungry out-of-state relatives or friends come to our great state, where do you take them for a mouth-watering lobster dinner?

The answer to that often asked question will be top of mind for a lot of Mainers this season, as thousands of tourists, relatives, and friends drive hundreds if not thousands of miles to take in the sights and eat what our state is most famous for, lobster.

Whether it's a lobster salad, in a hot dog roll, a broiled tail, thrown into a pot of boiling sea water, or god forbid, made into a lobster poutine, people near and far crave it, and as soon as they make it into this neck of the woods it'll be what they have for dinner that night.

While each of us already have a few favorite snack bars, take-outs, and restaurants in mind, it would be wrong of this author to pass along those personal suggestions. So, we're going to rely on the reviews of TripAdvisor to point our visitors in the right directions. We've focused on the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island area, and here is what we found as we count our way up to the #1 most recommended place for lobster Downeast.

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