Hayward’s New England Gazetteer (1839) page 53
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ducing large crops of grass and
grain, with an abundance of choice
fruit. It lies about six miles N.
from Hartford. Population, about

Blue Rill and Bay, Me.

Hancock co. The town lies at
the head of a large hay, of the same
name, 12 miles E. from Castine,
and 78 E. from Augusta. There
are several large ponds in Blue Hill,
and a hill of 960 feet in height, from
which delightful marine scenery is
presented. Incorporated 1789. Pop-
ulation, 1837, 1,808. The bay has
Long and other islands inside ; and
outside, Burntcoat, and a group of
smaller islands. Blue Hill bay is
connected with Penobscot bay and
river by a passage between the
islands and main land, of about 12
miles. It lies about 16 miles W.
from Frenchman’s bay.

Blue Hills.

« The first range of mountains on
the eastern coast of New Hamp-
shire and Maine ; and the elevated
lands in Milton, Mass. are thus de-
nominated, in consequence of their
blue or cloud-like appearance, at a
distance, on the ocean.

Boar’s Head, ST, II.

See Hampton.

Bolton, Vt.

Chittenden co. Population, 1830,
452.    17 miles S. E. from Burling-

ton, and 17 N. VJ. from Montpelier.
Incorporated, 1763. Bolton lies on
the western side of the Green
Mountains. Onion river passes
through the town, on the banks of
which most of the inhabitants re-

Bolton, Mass.

A good fanning town in the coun-
ty of Worcester, 31 mile? W. by N.
from Boston, and 15 N. N. E. from
Worcester.    Incorporated, 1738.

Population. 1837,1,185. It lies be-
tween Concord and Nashua rivers.
Here are good limestone, and small
manufactures of boots, shoes, leath-
er and combs.

Bolton, Ct.

Tolland co. This town lies 14
miles E. from Hartford, and 10 miles
S, by W. from Tolland. Popula-
tion, 1830,744. The soil is a coarse,
hard, gravelly loam, fit only for
grazing. It is within the granite
region of the eastern section of the
state/ The Bolton Stone Quarry is
quite noted. “ The stone is a spe-
cies of slate, of a brilliant light
.gray color, composed of mica and
quartz, and is excellent for flagging *
and other purposes. It is extensive-
ly used in the principal cities of the
United States. For strength it ex-
ceeds any other knpwn in this coun-
try, and the demand for it is rapidly
increasing.” The supply is inex-

Boon Island, Me.,

A ledge of rocks, with a light-
house thereon; about 9 miles E.
from Kittery. Near this island the
steamboat New England, on her
passage from Eoston to Gardiner,
met a fatal disaster, by coming in
contact with a loaded coaster, on the
night of the 31st of May, 1838, by
which many valuable lives were'

Bootlibay, Me.

Lincoln co. This tbwn is bound-
ed W. by the mouth of Sheepscot
river, N. by Edgecomb, E. by
Damariscotta river, and S. by the
ocean. It is nearly surrounded by
water, and is noted for its excellent
harbor. Its maritime situation ren-
ders it a place of considerable busi-
ness in the coasting trade and fish-
eries. This town lies 39 miles S. S.

E. from Augusta, 12 E. N. E. from
Wiscasset, 60 E. N. E. from Port-
land, and about 40 miles S. W. by
W. from Owl’s Head, by water.
Bcothbajr is a fine watering place,


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