Welcome to Wiscasset

Like Bath, Wiscasset was a shipbuilding and maritime trading center. Great four-masted schooners carrying timber, molasses, salt, rum and cod sailed down the Sheepscot bound for England and the West Indies, a route known as the 'triangle trade.'

One caveat: as with other pretty towns astride US 1, Wiscasset has bad traffic jams in the summer (most likely due to the popularity of Red's Eats). Allow for extra time when driving through.

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Wiscasset in detail