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Boothbay Harbor (Maine)

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East Coast USA and Canada New England

Local Time
2020-03-29 17:38

min: 35 °F (1 °C) / max: 44 °F (7 °C) 38°F
Wind: 111°/ 9.9 m/s  Gust: 12.2 m/sWind: 111°/ 9.9 m/s  Gust: 12.2 m/sFresh breeze
9.9 m/s
Min / Max Temperature44 °F / 7 °C
35 °F / 2 °C

Boothbay Harbor ME is a small port town in Lincoln County (Maine USA) with total area approx 24 km2 (9 ml2) and population around 2,000.

Boothbay Harbor (Maine) cruise port

The area was part of Cape Newagen - 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.

As cruise port, Boothbay Harbor ME is included in the regular schedule of USA's largest river cruise company - American Cruise Lines. Next table shows MS Independence ship's 7-day "Maine Coast and Harbors" itinerary as ports sequence. Prices start from ~USD 3100 per person (double occupancy rates).

Date / TimePort
15 JunDeparting from Portland, Maine
16 JunBar Harbor, Maine
17 JunCastine, Maine
17 JunBelfast, Maine
18 JunCamden, New Jersey
19 JunRockland, Maine
20 JunBoothbay Harbor, Maine
21 JunBath, Maine
22 JunArriving in Portland, Maine

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.

11 June, 2020
American Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMS Independence
18 June, 2020
American Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMS Independence
25 June, 2020
American Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMS Independence

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