Bath is a city located in Sagadahoc County, Maine. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 9,266. It is the county seat of Sagadahoc County. It has been a shipbuilding center since colonial times, and is located upriver on the Kennebec from the site of the construction the Virginia of Sagadahoc, the first oceangoing vessel built in the New World by English-speaking shipwrights. Today it is the location of the Bath Iron Works shipyard, which has built hundreds of wooden and steel vessels, mostly warships for the U.S. Navy.
Web Sites and Links
City of BathMunicipal government information, services, departments, committees, cemeteries, parks, with links to police and fire departments.
Historic USGS Maps of New England: Bath QuadrangleDetailed maps from 1894, 1945, and 1957.
History of Bath Iron WorksThe unofficial site for BIW, with links and downloads about the ships built in Bath.