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History of Boothbay, Maine, USA

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At the close of the 18th century, Boothbay Harbor had developed into a thriving community by virtue of its proximity to coastal trade routes and fishing grounds. Among its most important businesses were fishing, shipbuilding and general retail businesses.


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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.
    www.wikipedia.org

  • 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.
    maineanencyclopedia.com/ boothbay/

  • 1842 - Southport was set off from Boothbay and incorporated as a town.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 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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  • 1854 - Boothbay
    Boothbay. a post-township of Lincoln county, Maine, about 40 miles S. S. E. from Augusta. Population, 2504.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • Boothbay, Maine, USA
    Maddocks Factory
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  • 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.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1895 - Boothbay
    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...Read MORE...


  • Boothbay, Maine, USA
    Townsend Square, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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  • Boothbay, Maine, USA
    The Wharves, Boothbay Harbor, 1905
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  • Boothbay, Maine, USA
    Boothbay Harbor, Custom House Square, 1907
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  • Boothbay, Maine, USA
    East Boothbay, Maine. Glimpse of Murray Hill.
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  • Boothbay, Maine, USA
    Boothbay Harbor, South Side, 1910
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  • Boothbay, Maine, USA
    The Menawarmet Hotel, Boothbay Harbor, 1910
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  • Boothbay, Maine, USA
    Eastern Steamship Co's Wharf, Boothbay Harbor, Me.
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  • Boothbay, Maine, USA
    Harbor Scene, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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  • Boothbay, Maine, USA
    Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club
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  • Boothbay, Maine, USA
    "Walter Buzzell's" Health Center and Country Club
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  • Boothbay, Maine, USA
    Weymouth House, Boothbay Harbor
    Postcard
  • 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
    Postcard
  • Boothbay, Maine, USA
    Fish Hatchery and Lobster Rearing Station, Boothbay Harbor
    Postcard
  • Boothbay, Maine, USA
    Main Street, Boothbay Harbor
    Postcard
  • 1955 - Musical "Carousel" filmed at Boothbay Harbor


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Maddocks Factory
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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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Eastern Steamship Co's Wharf, Boothbay Harbor, Me.
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Harbor Scene, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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Boothbay Harbor, South Side, 1910
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The Menawarmet Hotel, Boothbay Harbor, 1910
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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
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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
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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.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 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.
    maineanencyclopedia.com/ boothbay/
  • 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.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1842 - Southport was set off from Boothbay and incorporated as a town.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Boothbay
    Boothbay. a post-township of Lincoln county, Maine, about 40 miles S. S. E. from Augusta. Population, 2504.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • 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.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1895 - Boothbay
    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... Read MORE...

  • 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...

  • 1955 - Musical "Carousel" filmed at Boothbay Harbor

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