Welcome to Bath
Known as the 'City of Ships,' this quaint Kennebec River town was once home to 20-plus shipyards producing more than a quarter of early America's wooden sailing vessels. In Bath's 19th-century heyday, it was one of Maine's largest cities, with a bustling downtown lined with banks and grand municipal buildings. Bath-built schooners and clipper ships sailed the seven seas and the city's name was known far and wide. Even today, the navy utilizes the shipyards at Bath Iron Works; as you leave town driving east on Rte 1, you may see warships being built along the Kennebec River.