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Boothbay Harbor's charm is enhanced by its coastal situation with its wide working harbor. Dozens of accommodations and dining facilities await your arrival. Boat trips are available to those who wish to hit the open waters, with many cultural and entertainment activities are available in town. Boat building and fishing remain active industries here. There are many restaurants, souvenir shops, crafts and antiques. Boothbay Harbor has motels, inns, or B & B's to choose from for your needs. In the summer, visitors are treated to both the Windjammer Festival and the Friendship Sloop Days in June and July, respectively. You can find many beautifully colored sailboats scattered in the bay. 

  • English fishermen originally discovered this area of Maine, back in the 17th century. 
  • Fishing, ice cutting, shipbuilding, and lumber were the local industries in the 18th and 19th century. 
  • By the 1800's visitors started coming to the area. Boothbay is the largest boating harbor north of Boston. In fact, it is sometimes called the boating capital of New England. 


 

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