Cumberland county. This flourishing town was taken from Falmouth in 1814. It is 52 miles S.S.W. from Augusta and is bounded E. by Portland. The Presumpscut river passing through the town from west to east, furnishes it with rich intervales, and numerous valuable mill privileges. The Cumberland and Oxford canal also passes through the town. This town is noted for its working cattle which are said to equal any in the country.
The principal place of business at Westbrook, is at the pleasant village of Saccarappa, where are large operations in the manufacture of lumber, and where has recently been erected, by citizens of Portland, a large brick cotton mill, containing 2,900 spindles, and 104 looms, and which is in successful operation.
Stroudwater, another village, has some navigation employed in the fishery and coasting trade, and has been celebrated for the fine ships built there. In Westbrook are extensive manufactures of tin ware and combs, which are sent to all parts of the United States.
The scenery along the canal, and about the falls on the Presumpscut, is very pleasant. Population, 1830, 3,238; 1837, 3,755.