The Town of Waldoboro

'Home of the Five-masted Schooner'

Office Hours

Town Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Town Office Phone:
207.832.5369

Town Office FAX:
207.832.6061

We're located at:
1600 Atlantic Highway
P.O. Box J
Waldoboro, ME 04572

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The Select Board

Clinton E. Collamore, Chair (2017) 

Phone - 790.3114

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Jann Minzy, Vice-chair (2017) 

Phone - 832.4774

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Robert L. Butler (2019)

Phone - 832.4678

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Abden S. Simmons (2018)

Phone - 832.6586

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Katherine W. Winchenbach (2018) 

Phone - 832.5131

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An Autumn Day in Waldoboro.
A Lobster Boat where the Big Schooners were Once Built.
The Fire Department Demonstrating at Waldoboro Day.
A View of the Intersection of Routes 1 & 32. Photo by Jan Griesenbrock.
Trees After a Snowstorm.
Some of our Volunteer Firefighters.
Our Public Library has Books, Computers, and more!
A Beautiful Sunset over Waldoboro.
Wildflowers by the Medomak River.
The Town Office will be CLOSED Monday, May 29, 2017 for Memorial Day

 

The Town of Waldoboro is rich with history. Waldoboro was settled largely by German emigrants and their heritage remains. General Samuel Waldo, a Boston merchant, brought over the first settlers on the ship "Lydia"' in 1742. Originally called "Broad Bay", the town was incorporated as Waldoboro in 1773. In the 19th century it became famous as a great shipbuilding center. The period 1830-1860 was especially active and the river on both sides was lined with shipyards. In 1856, 185,783 tons of shipping were owned in Waldoboro, surpassed in tonnage only by Boston. In 1900 the Waldoboro yards again came to life with the building of six great five-masted schooners ordered by William F. Palmer of Boston.

The map below is meant to showcase some of the most important historical sites in Waldoboro. This map was created by the Planning and Development Director of the Town of Waldoboro with the help of Mark Biscoe and Charlotte Davenhill. All photos are credited to:

  • Biscoe, Mark W. (2004). Merchant of the Medomak: Stories from Waldoboro Maine's Golden Years, 1860 - 1910. Lincoln County Publishing Co., Newcastle, ME.
  • Waldoboro Bicentennial Book Committee. Waldoborough 200 Anniversary : A Pictorial History, 1773 - 1973, 2nd Edition, 1973

In order to learn about each historical site, click on the yellow icon showing the location of each. An information bubble will pop up that will contain a photo, paragraph, and a link to the Waldoborough Historical Society Website. Have fun exploring, and then come see the sites in person!


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Comp Plan

To stay informed and get involved in Waldoboro Comprehensive Planning Process, visit http://waldoboro.me.

Board Openings

The following Boards / Committees have openings.  Click here for more info.

  • Board of Appeals
  • Conservation Commission
  • Marijuana Committee

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