Searsport, Maine (Waldo County)

Fishing vessels in the penobscot bay, the water is so blue..

Searsport is my hometown. Hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I do! Searsport was settled in the 1670s and incorporated on February 13, 1845 from portions of Prospect and Belfast. In 1747, when fire destroyed the ProvinceHouse in Boston, General Samuel Waldo advocated, unsuccessfully, that the capital of Massachusetts be moved to Searsport, which was part of the WaldoPatent he purchased about 1720. It was named after David Sears of Boston after he agreed to grant a large sum of money towards the town’s founding. Searsport is noted for its rich maritimehistory. During the 19th-century the port had 17 shipyards and built 200 ships, while supplying fully one-tenth of the nation’s merchantmarine deep water captains.The PenobscotMarineMuseum faithfully recalls … Continue reading →