Boothbay Harbor Town Seal

Announcements

06/30/2019 Boston Post Cane
05/03/2019 Board and committee positions available
05/03/2019 May 3, 2019 warrant
05/03/2019 Polling places do's & don'ts
05/03/2019 May 3 sample ballots
05/03/2019 East Side Zoning Summary and Recommendations
05/01/2019 Public Hearing-Southport Bridge

Upcoming Calendar Items See All

April
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmens Meeting
Mon
22
May
Firefighters Meeting
Wed
01
May
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Port Committee Meeting
Tue
07
May
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Planning Board Meeting
Wed
08
May
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmens Meeting
Mon
13
May
7pm
Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmens Meeting
Mon
27
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

Recent Documents See All

05/15/2019 Help Wanted-Harbor Master
05/08/2019 Selectmen's zoning education meeting video 4.8.2019
05/03/2019 May 3, specimen election ballot pg1 of 2
05/03/2019 Polling places do' & don'ts
05/03/2019 May 3 specimen town ballot pf 2 of 2
05/03/2019 May 3 specimen sewer district ballot
04/15/2019 BOS public participation guidelines
04/15/2019 Selectmen's minutes 3/25/2019
04/10/2019 Planning Board Agenda 4-10-19
04/10/2019 Planning Board video 4.10.2019

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.