Boothbay Harbor Town Seal

Announcements

Upcoming Calendar Items See All

August
7:00
Town Office Meeting Room
Public Meeting
Wed
21
August
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmens Meeting
Mon
26
September
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Port Committee Meeting
Tue
03
September
Firefighters Meeting
Wed
04
September
Boothbay Harbor town office
Property taxes due
Thu
05
September
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmens Meeting
Mon
09
September
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Planning Board Meeting
Wed
11
September
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmens Meeting
Mon
23
March
Boothbay Harbor town office
Property taxes due
Thu
05

Recent Documents See All

08/26/2019 Board of Selectmen Agenda 8-26-19
08/21/2019 Public Meeting 8-21-19
08/14/2019 Planning Board Agenda 8-14-19
08/12/2019 Wharves & Weirs Hearing
08/12/2019 Board of Selectmen Agenda 8-12-19
08/07/2019 Mobile Food Vendors Workshop
08/05/2019 Workshop with Eaton Peabody
08/05/2019 Tax Bills 2019
07/25/2019 Driveway opening application
07/24/2019 Michelle Farnham NEMCI Graduate

Town of Boothbay Harbor

The earliest attempts at settling the Boothbay Harbor region were made by fishermen, but these settlements were ravaged by King Phillip’s war in 1675 and Indian forays in 1690. The area remained uninhabited until 1729. At that time, the entire Boothbay Harbor region became the settlement of Townsend, which included present day Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay and Southport. In 1746, the settlement petitioned the general Court of Massachusetts for incorporation. Governor Bernard signed the act of incorporation, naming the area Boothbay. The first town meeting was 1765, and the first school established in 1767. The Town of Southport split from Boothbay in 1842, followed by Boothbay Harbor in 1889. On February 16, 1889 the Town of Boothbay Harbor was formed by act of the State Legislature.