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
Any information given to the Machias Board of Selectmen for the meetings is available to the public at the Machias Town Office by that Wednesday (day of the meeting).
The Machias Town Office will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018 for President’s Day.
Town of Machias – Public Hearing Notice
The Town of Machias will hold a Public Hearing on March 14, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Town Office to discuss an application being submitted to the State of Maine CDBG program for a Public Infrastructure Grant. The purpose of the grant application is to conduct sewer improvements including a pump station in the Elm Street area. Public comments will be solicited at this Hearing and will be submitted as part of the application. All persons wishing to make comments or ask questions about the grant application are invited to attend this Public Hearing. Comments may be submitted in writing to: Christina Therrien, Town Manager, Town of Machias, P.O. Box 418, Machias, ME 04654 at any time prior to the Public Hearing. TDD/TTY users may call 711. If you are physically unable to access any of the Town’s programs or services, please call (207) 255-6621 so that accommodations can be made.
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