Boothbay Harbor (Maine)

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Boothbay Harbor cruise port

East Coast USA and Canada New England

Local Time
14:13 23 Feb 2019

43.85099 N, 69.62743 W

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Boothbay Harbor is a port town located in the county of Lincoln, Maine USA. The town covers a total area of approx 24 km2 (9 ml2) and has population around 2,000.

Boothbay Harbor (Maine) cruise port

The area was part of Cape Newagen - a seasonal fishing camp established by the British. In 1666, Henry Curtis bought the land from Mowhotiwormet (aka Chief Robinhood), who lived in the current Woolwich. However, the settlement was burned during King Philip's War (1675-78) and resettled afterward, then destroyed again in 1689 during King William's War (1688-97) and abandoned for 40 years.

Colonel David Dunbar (governor of Sagadahock) established the new town in 1730 under the name Townsend. During the American Revolutionary War (1775-83), in spite of battles and robberies by marauding British, Townsend was quite successful due to its deep-water, large and well-protected natural harbour. The town was renamed Boothbay in 1842 and continued to develop as an important fishing port. In bad weather, it was able to berth between 400-500 ships at a time (mostly sloops / sailing boats). By 1881, it had 1 ice company, 1 fertilizer manufacturer, 1 canning factory (for lobsters), 2 railways, 1 fishery, 1 fish oil company.  In 1889, the community was incorporated as Boothbay Harbor town. Frank L.Sample Shipyard built here minesweepers for the US Navy during WW2 (1939-1945) and into the 1950s.

During summer, Boothbay Harbor attracts numerous tourists. Main attractions and activities include state aquarium, restaurants, art galleries, boat tours to coastal islands, whale watching. During summer months, the entire region becomes a notorious yachting destination.

Port Boothbay Harbor cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Boothbay Harbor, Maine. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

13 June, 2019
American Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMS Independence
20 June, 2019
American Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMS Independence
27 June, 2019
American Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMS Independence

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