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Upcoming Calendar Items See All

December
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Planning Board Meeting
Wed
12
December
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmens Meeting-Cancelled
Mon
24
January
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Port Committee Meeting
Tue
01
January
Firefighters Meeting
Wed
02
January
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Planning Board Meeting
Wed
09
January
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmens Meeting
Mon
14
January
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmens Meeting
Mon
28
February
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Port Committee Meeting
Tue
05
February
Firefighters Meeting
Wed
06
February
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmens Meeting
Mon
11
February
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Planning Board Meeting
Wed
13
February
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmens Meeting
Mon
25
March
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Port Committee Meeting
Tue
05
March
Firefighters Meeting
Wed
06
March
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmens Meeting
Mon
11

Recent Documents See All

12/10/2018 SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA Monday December 10, 2018 7:00 p.m.
11/30/2018 Audio-Planning Board workshop 11.28.2018
11/28/2018 Planning Board meeting 11.28.2018
11/27/2018 Selectmen's minutes 10.22.2018
11/27/2018 Selectmen's minutes 11.13.2018
11/27/2018 Video of selectmen's meeting 11.26.2018
11/27/2018 Economic Development Strategy 1997
11/26/2018 Video of Selectmen's meeting 11.13.2018
11/19/2018 Selectmen's Agenda 11.26.2018
11/16/2018 Winter Operations Ordinance/Parking Ban

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.