" To this day Boothbay is known for its ties to the sea"
During the mid-1600’s English fisherman and farmers settled in Boothbay where fishing and shipbuilding soon became the region’s leading industries. To this day Boothbay is known for its ties to the sea, and each year during the last week of June and the first week of July, the community comes together to honors its maritime history with a celebration called Windjammer Days. The festival marks the kickoff of summer. The snow has finally melted, visitors are trickling back into town and locally owned businesses gear up for their busy season.