“Waldoboro is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, in the United States. Waldoboro was incorporated in 1773 and developed a reputation as a ship building and port facility from the banks of the Medomak River. The town’s strong agricultural and fishing legacy continues today, with recently renewed enthusiasm for traditional natural fiber production, cheesemaking, farm brewing, fermentation, soap-making, and other lost agrarian arts. Waldoboro is becoming a popular destination with miles of scenic river frontage, a thriving arts community, and historical interest in its past as a German settlement. It’s one of the few New England towns with a very distinct German history. In 1752–1753, Samuel Waldo, son of the general Jonathan Waldo, visited Germany and recruited about 1,500 immigrants to Waldoboro on the ship Lydia.” Most of the immigrants came from the Rhineland.

The town features a number of places that are on the National Register of Historic Places:

German Church and Cemetery
Hutchins House (Hall Funeral Home)
Ludwig, Godfrey, House
Reed, Co. Isaac G. House
U.S. Customhouse and Post Office
Waldo Theatre built by Carroll Cooney
Waldoborough Town Pound
Wetherill Site

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