High achievement
Yarmouth High School is No. 1 in Maine, and No. 209 in the United States in the new U.S. News & World Report rankings.
Since 1965
The 53rd Yarmouth Clam Festival will be held July 20-22. This year’s Parade theme: Totally ‘80s.
Won’t you join the dance?
Classes in English Country Dancing are being held at the Yarmouth History Center on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m., through June 20. (317main.org)
In 1849
Yarmouth split off from North Yarmouth, and the town was incorporated.
Higher education
Yarmouth residents older than 25 who have a bachelor’s degree or higher, 2012-2016: 59.7 percent. (uscensus.gov/quickfacts)
8,349
The town’s population in 2010. Younger than 5 at the time: 3.8 percent. (yarmouth.me.us; uscensus.gov/quickfacts)
Hive of activity
The Yarmouth Community Garden’s three primary areas – 140 Rental Plots, the Community Plot, and the Children’s Garden – are supported by working beehives. (yarmouthcommunitygarden.org)
Founded in 1911
The venerable Yarmouth Village Improvement Society saved the 1906 Grand Trunk Railroad Station, in 1968. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Spinning class
Eartha, measuring just over 41 feet in diameter, is the largest rotating and revolving globe in the world, and is housed at the former DeLorme headquarters.
1850-1875
The peak period for Yarmouth shipbuilding, with four major shipyards. Twelve vessels were launched in 1874. (www.yarmouthmehistory.org.)
On the Market in and around Yarmouth