Boothbay Harbor Town Seal

Announcements

10/29/2019 Planning Board Workshop on Subdivisions
10/17/2019 Storm Public Notice
10/15/2019 Finalists for Town Manager Position Announced

Upcoming Calendar Items See All

October
7:00 pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmen's Meeting
Mon
28
October
6:00 pm
Municipal Meeting Room
Meet & Greet Town Manager Finalists
Mon
28
October
2:00 pm
Town Officce
Planning Board Workshop - subdivisions
Tue
29
November
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Boothbay Harbor Fire Station
Elections
Tue
05
November
7:00 pm
Municipal Meeting Room
Port Committee Meeting
Wed
06
November
8:30 - 4:30
Town Office
Town Office Closed
Mon
11
November
7:00 pm
Town Office
Selectmen's Meeting
Tue
12
November
4:00 pm
49 Atlantic Avenue
Wharves & Weirs Hearing
Tue
12
November
7:00 pm
Town Office
Selectmen's Meeting
Mon
25
December
7:00 pm
Town Office
Selectmen's Meeting
Mon
09
December
7:00 pm
Town Office
Selectmen's Meeting
Mon
23
March
Boothbay Harbor town office
Property taxes due
Thu
05

Recent Documents See All

12/12/2019 Wharves & Weirs Public Hearing
10/17/2019 Board of Appeals Meeting Agenda
10/15/2019 Board of Selectmen Agenda 10-15-19
10/09/2019 Planning Board Agenda 10-9-19
10/07/2019 Broadband Committee Meeting
10/02/2019 Marriage Intentions Application
09/23/2019 Selectmen's Agenda 9-23-19
09/22/2019 Changing Aging
09/17/2019 Employment application
09/09/2019 Board of Selectmen Agenda 9-9-19

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.