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Edgecomb | Population: 1,144 | Edgecomb Comprehensive Plan
Boothbay Harbor | Population: 1,976 | BBH Comprehensive Plan
(Population statistics source: 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates)
Last updated 2/13/18
Rural Economic Development Resources:
The following documents can be found on the the Town of Boothbay Harbor website:
Zoning and Development Considerations in the Boothbay Harbor Maritime/Water Dependent District (Bob Faunce, Lincoln County Planner 12/19/2017)
Waterfront Development Information & Resources:
- NOAA Sea Grant (Maine)
- Information for Decision and Policymakers (includes case studies, oral histories, historic trends and more.)
Island Institute – The Island Institute works to sustain Maine’s island and coastal communities, and exchanges ideas and experiences to further the sustainability of communities here and elsewhere.
- What Works Solution Library
- Residents of Maine’s island and coastal communities face challenges that are similar to those of many other small, rural communities. The What Works Solutions Library offers case studies and practical information about how residents of those rural communities have successfully addressed these challenges.
- 2013. Island Institute; Maine Sea Grant; National Sea Grant Law Center; Coastal Enterprises, Inc.; Florida Sea Grant
- Working Waterfront Archive
Protecting Maine’s Working Waterfront (state program)
Sampling of Local/National News Coverage on Development