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Boothbay, Lincoln, Maine, USA

"Booth'bay, a post-village of Lincoln co., Me., in Boothbay township, about 11 miles S. of Wiscasset. It contains 2 churches, a system of public schools, and industries which embrace ship-building, ice-exporting, and the manufacture of fish-oil and guano. The township em braces several villages which are favorite summer resorts. Pop. about 1800.

Boothbay Har’bor, a post-village and summer resort of Lincoln co., Me., on the Atlantic Ocean, and in Boothbay township, between the mouth of the Damariscotta and Sheepscott Rivers, 12 miles S. of Wiscasset, and 13 miles S.E. of Bath. It derives its prosperity mainly from trade and fisheries. It has 2 churches, 3 superior hotels, a savings-bank, a newspaper (the Boothbay Register and Summer Tourist), an opera-house, water-works, 2 marine railways, ice-works, fine graded schools, lodges of Knights of Pythias and Masons, &c. Pop. 1699."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • 1671 (Boothbay) Damariscove had become a thriving community when in 1671, Massachusetts Bay Colony laid claim to the island, extending their eastern borders.
    Over the next few years, the Massachusetts General Court established a local government there, and appointed a military officer and constable. The...Read MORE...


  • 1764 (Boothbay) Colonel David Dunbar, governor of the Territory of Sagadahock, laid out a town in 1730 known as Townsend, and convinced about 40 families of Scots-Irish Presbyterians, largely from the north of Ireland, to settle here.
    Some were veterans of the Revolution of 1688. Named for Lord Charles Townshend, this settlement survived and was incorporated November 3, 1764.
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  • 1812 (Boothbay) After the war of 1812, when the area was harassed by the British, fishing, shipbuilding and shipping developed as major economic activities, followed later in the century by shipments of ice to other parts of the country.
    The ice trade was short-lived as refrigeration was introduced in the early 1900′s.
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  • 1842 - Southport was set off from Boothbay and incorporated as a town.

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  • 1842 - Townsend was renamed Boothbay in 1842 after the hamlet of Boothby, which is located about a mile east of Welton le Marsh in Lincolnshire, England.

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  • Boothbay, Maine, USA
    Maddocks Factory
  • 1886 - Boothbay
    Boothbay, one of the most southerly towns of Lincoln County, is situated between the Damariscotta and Sheepscot rivers, having the town of Edgecomb...Read MORE...


  • On February 16, 1889, Boothbay Harbor was set off from Boothbay and incorporated as a town.

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  • Boothbay, Maine, USA
    Townsend Square, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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    The Wharves, Boothbay Harbor, 1905
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    Boothbay Harbor, Custom House Square, 1907
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    East Boothbay, Maine. Glimpse of Murray Hill.
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    Boothbay Harbor, South Side, 1910
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    The Menawarmet Hotel, Boothbay Harbor, 1910
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    Eastern Steamship Co's Wharf, Boothbay Harbor, Me.
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    Harbor Scene, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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    Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club
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    "Walter Buzzell's" Health Center and Country Club
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    Weymouth House, Boothbay Harbor
  • 1916
    Boothbay, a post-village of Lincoln co., Me., in Boothbay township (town), about 11 miles S. of Wiscasset. It has industries in ship-building,...Read MORE...


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    Juniper Point, Boothbay Harbor, 1937
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    Fish Hatchery and Lobster Rearing Station, Boothbay Harbor
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    Main Street, Boothbay Harbor
  • 1955 - Musical "Carousel" filmed at Boothbay Harbor


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