Westport Island is located on Maine’s mid-coast in Lincoln County in Sheepscot Bay. Surrounded by the Sheepscot River to the East and the Back and Sasanoa Rivers to the West, Westport Island is a quiet and picture perfect small Maine community of about 720 year-around residents, which, like other Maine coastal communities, swells in the summer. Originally known as Jeremysquam, Westport Island was incorporated as part of Freetown (now Edgecomb) in 1774. In 1828, Westport became a separate town.
Westport Island flourished in the early 1800’s as a fishing and farming community—one of the most prosperous in Maine. Today, Westport Island is home to a broad cross section of residents from families who have lived here for generations to new residents and retirees who are proud to call Westport Island home.
** COVID-19 Notice **
In compliance with the Governor’s COVID-19 orders, town office staff are now handling town business by working primarily remotely. We will receive all office phone calls, emails and mail sent via the U.S. mail system or dropped in the mail slot/night drop to the left of the Town Office front door. Please see the News section for all current posts regarding town business and committee meetings and see the "Quick Link" below for Up-to-date COVID-19 Information for Lincoln County. Be well and thank you for your patience as we all adapt to a new way of doing business and maintaining services for our residents and customers during this pandemic.
To assist you in accessing Town Office services -- both online and on-Island -- see: Westport Island COVID-19 Services and Resources.