Boothbay Harbor Town Seal

Announcements

06/30/2019 Boston Post Cane
05/03/2019 Board and committee positions available
04/29/2019 Help wanted Public Works Seasonal
04/24/2019 Municipal Clerks Week Proclamation

Upcoming Calendar Items See All

May
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmens Meeting
Tue
28
June
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Port Committee Meeting
Tue
04
June
Firefighters Meeting
Wed
05
June
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmens Meeting
Mon
10
June
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Planning Board Meeting
Wed
12
June
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmens Meeting
Mon
24
July
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Port Committee Meeting
Tue
02
July
Firefighters Meeting
Wed
03
July
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmens Meeting
Mon
08
July
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Planning Board Meeting
Wed
10
July
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmens Meeting
Mon
22
August
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Port Committee Meeting
Tue
06
August
Firefighters Meeting
Wed
07
August
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmens Meeting
Mon
12
August
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Planning Board Meeting
Wed
14

Recent Documents See All

06/30/2019 Board & Committee Vacancies 2019
05/30/2019 Municipal Clerks Week Proclamation
05/15/2019 Help Wanted-Harbor Master
05/13/2019 Agenda for Board of Selectment Meeting 5-13-19
05/13/2019 Executive Session 5-13-19
05/13/2019 Selectmens Meeting video 5.13.2019
05/13/2019 Selectmens minutes 4.22.2019
05/08/2019 Selectmen's zoning education meeting video 4.8.2019
05/08/2019 Planning Board Agenda 5-8-19
05/04/2019 Town Warrant 2019

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.