Welcome to Machias
A Unique and Historic Town located in Downeast Maine
The word Machias in the Passamaquoddy language means “bad little falls”, which is representative of the beautiful and rugged waterfalls located on the Machias River in the center of the community. The falls provided the power to the historic mills that lined the waterway to the bay. As Machias has always been dependent upon the natural resources of the area for the growth of the community, the waterways and falls played a starring role in the lumber trade, fisheries, and shipping of goods. A unique blend of past and present, Machias still maintains many traditional jobs that have built upon the original culture of being inexplicably tied to the natural beauty and resources provided by both the land and sea.
Of balsam & blueberries, lobsters & lighthouses, puffins & whale watching, sunsets over the bay…More than the just the sights, smells, and sounds…It’s a feeling.
Machias Maine Magic
It’s closer than you think
The Machias Town Office will be closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day
Absentee ballots are available at the Machias Town Office now thru
June 8, 2017. Sample ballot: http://machiasme.org/wp-content/uploads/Absentee-05102017103626.pdf
SCHOOL BUDGET VALIDATION REFERENDUM ON MAY 30, 2017 @ 6PM AT THE
ROSE M. GAFFNEY GYM http://machiasme.org/wp-content/uploads/SchoolWarrant-05172017102853.pdf
VOTING ON JUNE 13, 2017 – 8AM TO 8PM AT THE MACHIAS TOWN OFFICE
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING ON JUNE 14, 2017 – 7PM AT THE MACHIAS MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL GYM http://machiasme.org/wp-content/uploads/TownWarrant-05172017103627.pdf
Efficiency Maine offers new energy and weatherization programs including rebates,
incentives, etc. For more information go to our web site under Local Utilities or go to
The Maine Department of Marine Resources announcements