The Boothbay Harbor Region was one of the first parts of the country to be colonized by European settlers, and for over 370 years it has been a home for boat builders, fishermen, farmers, and artists, as well as a vacation destination for more than a century. This wonderful photographic history shows how much, and yet how little, has changed over the century from 1870 to 1970. The Region has maintained its tranquility and sense of tradition throughout and it is fascinating to see farmers ploughing their fields using oxen as late as the 1940s. These photographs show us the faces and places that make up the Region s history: old buildings w long gone, a president s visit and Hollywood film sets, devastating fires and destructive storms, people walking on the frozen bay in the winter and haying in the summer, fishermen and yachtsmen plying the waves, ship launches and shipwrecks. We see church congregations, school sports teams, grizzled sailors, hardworking farmers, a hot dog king, and ordinary families the ordinary folk of the Boothbay Harbor Region and the intricacies of their day-to-day lives in this beautiful area.