A town and village of Cumberland co., Me., on the right bank of the Androscoggin river, at the head of tide water, 30 m. by railroad N. N. E. of Portland; pop. of the town in 1870, 4,687; of the village, 1,449. A bridge over the falls unites it with Topsham, and another bridge is used by the Kennebec and Portland railroad. The Androscoggin railroad connects it with Augusta, 30 m., and the Bath branch with Bath, 9 m. distant. The falls of the Androscoggin furnish ample water power. The town contains a cotton mill, two flour mills, a bleachery, a tannery, and many other factories. It is the seat of Bowdoin college, and has 11 churches, 3 national banks, and a weekly and a bi-weekly paper. Much capital is invested in shipping. II. A town, port of entry, and the capital of Glynn co., Ga., situated on a bluff on Turtle river, 70 m. S. S. W. of Savannah; pop. in 1870, 2,348. It has a spacious and secure harbor, with 13 ft. of water over the bar at low tide, and a lighthouse on St. Simon's island, 8 m. below. The entrance to St. Simon's sound, through which the Turtle river enters the Atlantic, is about 10 m. W. of the town. For the year ending June 30, 1871, the value of imports from foreign countries was $291,413; exports, $330,116. A weekly newspaper is published here.
The town is the terminus of the Macon and Brunswick, and the Brunswick and Albany railroads.