BOOTHBAY

2010 Census reports population of 3,120


The old town of Boothbay was incorporated in 1764 and has four villages: Boothbay Center, East Boothbay, Ocean Point, and Trevett; as well as three islands in the Sheepscot River connected by bridges to the mainland: Barter, Hodgedon and Sawyer, each with year-round populations as well as scores of summer residents. Boothbay offers a popular 9-hole golf course, a railway museum and many attractive old houses, including the Nicholas Knight House built in 1784. Pleasant tourist accommodations are available overlooking the ocean, lakes and ponds, or nestled in the woods. East Boothbay has a long history of shipbuilding, with small shipyards that once turned out large sailing vessels now building power and sail pleasure craft, as well as commercial fishing boats. All with the same first-class workmanship for which these craftsmen have been famous for over two hundred years. The village's unique location, lying between Linekin Bay and the Damariscotta River, boasts tidal water known as Mill Pond where logs once floated to Hodgedon's grist mill. The old church on top of the hill is also a landmark. Ocean Point, a summer colony of long standing with attractive cottages clustered along the shoreline and in the woods, has fine tourist accommodations. Along the frequently visited shore drive is an unsurpassed view of the Atlantic and the rocky islands. Of the many islands is Damariscove where Pilgrims came to trade with the Indians; and Fisherman's Island which has been a restful retreat for Protestant ministers for many summers. In the distance, on a clear day, Monhegan Island is plainly visible.

  • Link to Boothbay official web site
  • Town of Boothbay - 1011 Wiscasset Road, PO Box 106, Boothbay, ME  04537
    207-633-2051 (voice), 207-633-6620 (fax)

      

 

 

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