Bath Maine
Bath Maine
Bath MaineBath Maine is the county seat of Sagadahoc County and thrives on its strong sense of community. Bath Maine was given the title as one of the “Best Small Cities in America” and listed as a “Distinctive Destination” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. According to the official Bath website, Bath’s mission is “to maintain and strengthen a thriving community that lives its sense of history, is culturally active and encourages community spirit and the involvement of all its citizens.”

With Bath’s maritime history it makes this area full of history and interesting things to do near Bath Maine Real Estate. Located on the west bank of the Kennebec River, Bath, Maine offers great weather, good sense of community, and many different things to do ranging from water activities to historical guided tours. Bath, Maine is the port city of entry for the county and is served by the Maine Central railway by steamboat lines to Boston and by electric railways. Bath Maine Real Estate, residential and commercial is unique in its architectural design, reflecting the strong roots in the area being of nautical nature. Cobble stone streets, lighthouses, and elm shaded streets are just a few notable things to see in this area. This port cities chief industry is the building of ships whether they are made of wood or iron and steel. Many of Bath, Maine’s residents either work in this industry or choose this pastime for recreational purposes. Several US Navy vessels have also been built here.

When in Bath Maine you will immediately notice the sense of community involvement due to its beauty and well kept city. This makes Bath Maine a unique place and is a perfect place for Maine waterfront property. Bath is well known for The Bath Heritage Days; a three day festival honoring 400 years of shipbuilding history. This festival honors the maritime heritage in Liberty Park in Bath ME. Known as being one of Maine’s longest and largest festivals, The Heritage Days festival features live entertainment, attractions, vendors, arts and craft show, triathlon, antique car show, strawberry shortcake festival, fireworks, boat parades, and of course a patriotic parade. People gather from all over Maine and the surrounding areas to celebrate the maritime culture that is so important to Mid-Coast Maine.

Another Maine Lighthouse is the Doubling Point Lighthouse, also serving the Kennebec River, is actually open to the public even though it is on property that has been privately owned since 1935. The Doubling Point Light was constructed in 1898 to help ships navigate the tricky waters while en route to Bath, Maine. The Doubling Point Lighthouse’s function has now been replaced by the Doubling Point Range Lights. Range Lights are unique in that they are moveable in the case of a channel shift. The US Coast Guard uses the Doubling Point Range Lights to navigate the Kennebec River channel. Also constructed in 1898, the Doubling Point Range Lights are some of the rare wooden Maine Lighthouses. The front light sits 18 feet above water while the rear is 33 feet high, and the lights are now used to facilitate Bath Iron Works’ building and transporting of ships.

Bath, Maine has a trolley tour that revolves around the Bath Iron Works. The Bath Iron Works trolley tour is a one hour tour that makes the area’s maritime history a reality, teaching about the last active shipyard on the Kennebec. On this tour you get to view old launching ways, learn about the building process, outfitting, assembling, and conducting sea trails. You may even upgrade your trip to Bath Iron Works by adding a one boat cruise past BIW to see the whole area by water. This allows you to see the facility where these large vessels are constructed on a flat surface and then moved into a dry dock which allows for launching the vessel. This is a fun trip for people who are boating enthusiast to see how they are built and all the intricate details that go into this amazing process.

The Maine Maritime Museum is also a favorite of many visitors and residents. Here you can experience the rich, seafaring history that Maine has on the backs of the Kennebec River. On this guided tours you will hear stories from watercraft, lobstering, and shipbuilding. You will also learn about the trade of the seas, dangerous voyages to far off places, and even see how the typical shipbuilder family lived in the 1890’s. You can still even smell the sawdust from the historic ship timbers. At The Main Maritime Museum you can really embrace the deep roots that this area has in maritime culture and history. They are open everyday from 9:30am to 5pm except on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.

Mid-Coast Maine offers all types of tours whether you want to learn about the maritime history that this area has such strong roots in or if you just want to have a fun filled day; Maine has something for everyone. Come experience what all we have to offer and we guarantee you will fall in love the strong community roots and heritage that makes this area so special.

When making a transition of relocating, Cromwell Coastal Properties will make this task easier on you. We are dedicated in pleasing our customers and will not rest until you are happy. Below are the utility companies for Bath, Maine to reference back to after purchasing your new Home for Sale in Bath Maine.
 
Water
Bath Water District
(comes from Nequasset Lake)
1 Lambard Street
Bath, Maine 04530
207-443-2391
Electric
Central Maine Power Co.
800-750-4000
 
Cable Television
SusCom
336 Bath Road
Brunswick, Maine 04011
207-729-6663

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