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BSSC’s new home

Take a look at our concept plans!

From left to right: Mark Carter (seller), Vicki Carter (seller), Brenda Blackman (VP, Branch Manager Boothbay Harbor, The First National Bank), Pauline Dion (BSSC President, Executive Director), Nicci Kimball (VP, Commercial Loan Officer, First National Bank), Jack French, Esq. (BSSC Treasurer), Matt Carter (seller), Eric Graves (BSSC Vice President)

On February 1, we purchased the Estate of Mildred A. Carter, a 1.33 acre parcel of shorefront property located at 12 Carter Road in East Boothbay.

Purchasing this property, which includes two residential buildings, a boat shed and three wharves, will allow us to expand from seasonal to year-round programming, support the ongoing growth of our in-school seaweed farming program, and provide the platform for after school programs serving the children and families of the Boothbay Region and beyond.

With the purchase completed, we begin the task of preparing the site for our 2023 programs, which begin on June 26 and there is plenty to do!

We are working with Rob Whitten of Whitten Architects of Portland to develop an overall concept plan to accommodate our needs for staff housing, educational and waterfront facilities. We are also working with Charlie Poole and Scott Dyer of Custom Float Services on plans to rehabilitate the waterfront assets which include three wharves, a boat launch and a marine railway.

While much of this work is part of a long-term plan, we do have many immediate needs that must be addressed before we open our doors in less than five months.

We will be arranging work parties in the coming months and seeking volunteers to help us with these tasks. If you are interested in receiving notices about these events, please complete the volunteer form on this page and we’ll be sure to get you on the list. We’ll post dates of upcoming events here as well.

As it was in our beginning, we invite you to help us in securing and planning our future.

Hear what our students and their parents have to say

Letters of support from the community

Below please find links to letters of support from members of the Boothbay Region community: