Edgecomb Real Estate
Edgecomb Maine
Edgecomb MaineLocated between Sheepscot and Damariscotta Rivers, Edgecomb Maine is a small, historic town located along the middle coastline of the state. Incorporated in 1774, Edgecomb is one of America’s oldest places and is considered a beautiful area that is steeped in history. This area of the Midcoastal region of Maine is widely known as a popular destination for vacations, and many have summer homes in Edgecomb and Davis Island. Search for Coastal Maine Real Estate in Edgecomb and you will find gorgeous Edgecomb Maine Homes for Sale and lovely coastal properties.

The town of Edgecomb is home to Fort Edgecomb, which was built in 1809 on the Sheepscot River, opposite Wicasset. Fort Edgecomb is now a state park and is the location of the octagon, block house that was erected to protect nearby Wicasset from British invaders. During the War of 1812, Fort Edgecomb saw many British prisoners of war, and today the remains serve as one of many historical reminders of our area’s history.

With a population little over 1,000 people, Edgecomb is a very small town with friendly people, beautiful places, community oriented and a unique way of life. Surrounded by Hemlock, spruce, pine and fir tree forests, this coastal town in Maine is home to some truly spectacular scenery. The nearby towns of Wicasset, Boothbay Harbor, and Waldoboro serve as the economical center of Lincoln County and have much to do for visitors and residents.

Enjoy a day aboard the Harbor Princess with Boothbay Whale Watch and experience a day in the open water filled with an experience that you will never forget. First you begin with a scenic tour of The Boothbay Harbor. You will be pointed out to various islands, homes, wildlife and historical lighthouses. All of these activities take place on your way further to sea so that your whale watching experience can begin! Once the whale feeding ground is reached, the passengers are the eyes for locating spouts, bodies, backs, tails and even splashes. Once a whale is spotted the captain brings the boat closer for a better viewing where you will learn facts and figures from our naturalist about the specific species that you are viewing. Several species that are often viewed are: Finbacks, Humpbacks, Minkes, dolphins and porpoises. You may also encounter harbor seals, sharks, ocean sunfish and a great variety of open ocean birds. For your next trip to the area or if you are a new resident who has not yet experienced this Mid-Coast Maine whale watching then you must be in contact with Boothbay Whale Watch for a fun, educational filled day!

The Boothbay Fall Foliage Festival is another annual Mid-Coast Maine Festival celebrating local culture through arts, crafts, food and entertainment. Specific to the Fall Foliage Festival in Mid-Coast Maine is the Antique Auto Museum exhibit complete with train rides on real steam engines. There is a small fee for this attraction, but it is well worth it to get a chance to step back into history and enjoy fall foliage in Maine.

A few of the lighthouses are not open to the public for various reasons but are viewable from cruises or hikes. The Squirrel Point Lighthouse in Arrowsic Maine served the Kennebec River and is only accessible by hiking from Bald Head Road. It is a 25ft high wooden lighthouse whose light has a 33 ft plane. While visiting this lighthouse, you can see the keeper’s house, the original barn, the 1902 fog signal, the boathouse, oil house, and garage. With so many original structures, it is no surprise why visitors would appreciate the Squirrel Point Lighthouse. Another lighthouse, also on the Kennebec River, is the Perkins Island Lighthouse. The Perkins Lighthouse, constructed of wood and brick in 1898 is on the National Register of Historic Places and is best viewed from sightseeing cruises. The Perkins Island Light is 23 feet high and has a focal plane of 41 feet. It is used currently by the Coast Guard to help navigation of the Kennebec River. The last lighthouse not open to the public is the Pond Island Lighthouse, at the mouth of the Kennebec River. This lighthouse is really only viewable by boat, as landing on the island is extremely difficult. The Pond Island Lighthouse was constructed in 1855 of brick. It is 20 feet in height with a 52 foot focal plane. This lighthouse is also currently used by the US Coast Guard and is maintained by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

The schools in Edgecomb are served by the Edgecomb School Department, located in Boothbay Harbor, and have excellent teachers and community support. The Eddy School, built in 1857, is one of Edgecomb’s schools and it is still housed in the same old schoolhouse that was built in the 19th century. Of course, over the years renovations have been made, but the schools still serves children of the area in grades K-6.
 
Town of Edgecomb
PO Box 139
Edgecomb, ME 04556
207-882-7018
Fort Edgecomb State Historic Site
66 Fort Road
Edgecomb, ME 04556
Park season: 207-882-7777
Off season: 207-624-6080
Edgecomb Eddy School
157 Boothbay Road
Edgecomb, ME 04556
207-882-5515

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