Maine AHGP Information
Lincoln County (now Sagadahoc County)

Bath, p-t., seaport, Lincoln co., Me., 37 s. Augusta, 577 W. Situated on the w. bank of Kennebec r., twelve miles from the ocean. Pop. 1810, 2,491; 1820, 3,026; 1830, 3,773; 1840, 5,141. Incorporated in 1780. It is pleasantly situated, and has great advantages for navigation, as the river is here seldom frozen over. It is one of the principal commercial towns in Maine. Ship building is an extensive business here. The tonnage of this port in 1840, amounted to 61,035. It contains 2 banks, 3 churches, 2 Congregationalist and 1 Baptist. Steamboats regularly ply between this place and Portland and Boston, three fourths of the year. It contains 75 stores, cap. $223,300; 2 furnaces, 2 tanneries, 4 grist m., 15 saw m., (value of ships built $220,000,) 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $247,500. 5 acad. 170 students, 20 sch. 1,010 scholars. Read More about Maine other States, Counties and towns


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