Belfast, Maine (Waldo County)

Colorful buoys srung together makes a bench on this sidewalk in town.

Belfast is a city in Waldo County, Maine, in the United States. According to the 2010 census, the city population was 6,668. Located at the mouth of the Passagassawakeag River on Penobscot Bay, Belfast is the county seat of Waldo County.[1] The seaport has a wealth of antique architecture in several historic districts, and remains popular with tourists. Belfast is a city in Waldo County, Maine, in the United States. In 1630, it became part of the Muscongus Patent, which granted rights for English trading posts with the Indians, especially for the lucrative fur trade. About 1720, General Samuel Waldo of Boston bought the Muscongus Patent, which had evolved into outright ownership of the land, and was thereafter known as … Continue reading →

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 →