Boothbay Harbor Town Seal

Announcements

09/09/2020 Planning Board Meeting Cancelled
09/04/2020 Paying Taxes After Hours/Weekend
08/24/2020 Final Order of Bricks has been placed
08/03/2020 Absentee Ballot Applications Available
07/10/2020 Help Wanted Parking Enforcement
07/07/2020 Position Available Per Diem/Part Time Front Counter Support
07/06/2020 Volunteer Wanted for Water Protection Supply Group
07/03/2020 Town Office Closed July 3 for Independence Day Holiday
06/30/2020 TOWN OFFICE CLOSED JUNE 30
06/13/2020 Help Wanted Boothbay Harbor Police Department Administrative Assistant
06/12/2020 Boothbay Harbor Annual Reports
06/08/2020 Town Recommendations on COVID for Residents
05/20/2020 Message from Secretary of State Matt Dunlap
05/19/2020 Help Wanted EMA Director
05/19/2020 Help Wanted Assistant EMA Director

Upcoming Calendar Items See All

October
8:30-4:30
TOWN OFFICE CLOSED
Mon
12
October
7:00 pm
Municipal Meeting Room
Selectmen Meeting
Tue
13
October
7:00 pm
Municipal Meeting Room
Selectmen Meeting
Mon
26
November
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m,
Boothbay Harbor Fire Station
General Election
Tue
03

Recent Documents See All

09/28/2020 Public Notice -General Assistance Ordinance
09/28/2020 Selectmen Agenda 9-28-20
09/17/2020 Footbridge Workshop Minutes 9-17-20
09/17/2020 Footbridge Renovation Project Workshop
09/14/2020 Political Sign Placement Guidelines
09/14/2020 Title 21A Statutes for Political Activity
09/14/2020 Selectmen agenda for 9-14-20
09/14/2020 Selectmen Meeting Minutes 9-14-20
09/09/2020 Planning Board Agenda 9-9-20
08/24/2020 Selectmen Minutes 8-24-20

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.