Boothbay Harbor Town Seal

Announcements

03/03/2020 Elections
01/31/2020 Absentee Ballots Available
11/13/2019 Positions Available
10/22/2019 Dog Licenses now available
10/17/2019 Storm Public Notice

Upcoming Calendar Items See All

February
7:00 pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmen Meeting
Mon
24
February
4:30 pm
Municipal Meeting Room
Budget Committee Meeting
Wed
26
March
6:30 pm
Municipal Meeting Room
Broadband Committee Meeting
Mon
02
March
8:00 am
Fire Station
Presidential Primary Elections
Tue
03
March
4:30 pm
Municipal Meeting Room
Budget Committee Meeting
Wed
04
March
Boothbay Harbor town office
Property taxes due
Thu
05
March
4:30-6:00 pm
Municipal Meeting Room
JEDC Meeting
Thu
05
March
4:30 pm
Municipal Meeting Room
Budget Committee Meeting
Wed
11
May
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fire Station
Municipal Elections
Fri
01
May
9:00 am
BRES gymnasium
Town Meeting
Sat
02

Recent Documents See All

03/03/2020 Application for Absentee Ballot
02/24/2020 Board of Selectmen Agenda 2-24-20
02/19/2020 Planning Board Public Hearing 2-19-20
02/19/2020 Proposed Subdivision Ordinance
02/19/2020 Proposed Port Regulations Ordinance Amendment
02/19/2020 Proposed Blasting Ordinance Amendment
02/19/2020 Proposed Mobile Food Vendors Ordinance
02/19/2020 Planning Board Minutes 2-19-20
02/12/2020 Planning Board Agenda 2-12-20
02/12/2020 Minutes from Planning Board meeting 2-12-20

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.