Boothbay Harbor Town Seal

Announcements

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

Upcoming Calendar Items See All

January
4:30-6:30 pm
Municipal Meeting Room
Capital Project Workshop
Thu
23
January
7:00 pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmen Meeting
Mon
27
February
6:30 pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Broadband Committee Meeting
Mon
03
February
7:00 pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Port Committee Meeting
Tue
04
February
4:30 pm
Municipal Meeting Room
Budget Committee Meeting
Wed
05
February
7"00 pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmen Meeting
Mon
10
February
4:30 pm
Municipal Meeting Room
Budget Committee Meeting
Wed
12
February
7:00 pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Planning Board Meeting
Wed
12
February
4:30 pm
Municipal Meeting Room
Budget Committee Meeting
Wed
19
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
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 pm
Municipal Meeting Room
Budget Committee Meeting
Wed
11

Recent Documents See All

03/03/2020 Application for Absentee Ballot
01/27/2020 Board of Selectmen Agenda 1-27-20
01/23/2020 Capital Projects Workshop
01/17/2020 Elected and Appointed Officials
01/13/2020 Footbridge Replacement Presentation
01/13/2020 Board of Selectmen Agenda 1-13-20
01/02/2020 Nomination Papers Available
12/23/2019 Selectmen Minutes 12-23-19
12/10/2019 Seasonal Job Opening Public Works
12/09/2019 Selectmen Minutes 12-9-19

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.