Lincoln County (pop. 34,457) is on the Atlantic coast of Maine, just east of Sagadahoc County. It is the state’s third-smallest county in square miles.
It is one of 23 Lincoln counties in the U.S., and it’s one of several that were not named for Abraham Lincoln.
With 451 miles of coastline, Lincoln County is a popular area for summer tourism.
The county seat of Lincoln County is Wiscasset (pop. 3,732), the state’s third-smallest county seat.
Castle Tucker is a mansion built in 1807, when Wiscasset was at the peak of its prosperity as a port. It is now a museum.
Red’s Eats is a legendary take-out restaurant in Wiscasset. It’s been at the same location since 1954.
The town of Waldoboro (pop. 5,075) is the home of Fawcett’s Antique Toy and Art Museum
Monhegan Island, 12 miles off the coast, has a population of about 65.
In Newcastle (pop. 1,752), St. Patrick Church (1807) is the oldest Catholic church in New England.
The coastal town of Boothbay Harbor (pop. 2,165) has a lighthouse called Cuckolds Light (1907) and a giant statue of an old fisherman.
Parts of the 1956 musical “Carousel” were filmed in Boothbay Harbor.
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