Nestled in between one of Midcoast Maines many peninsulas and surrounded by the Sheepscot and Damariscotta Rivers open to the Gulf of Maine and Atlantic Ocean, Boothbay has long been a popular yachting and tourist destination and a desirable place to own a home for even longer. It is no secret why the year-round population of approximately 5,000 people surges to 50,000 during the summer months. Yet business owners, year round-residents, and returning visitors tend to know each other on a first name basis in this tight knit community.