Woolwich is a Maine town on the east side of the Kennebec River -- approximately twelve miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The town is bordered by waterways. On the south and east are the Sasanoa and Sheepscot Rivers and Montsweag Bay. Merrymeeting Bay on the northwest is the confluence of five rivers, the Kennebec, Androscoggin, Abagadasset, Cathance, and Muddy -- flowing in from the north and west. Together they continue on as one waterway to the sea. In olden days this section was known as the Sagadahoc River. Woolwich received its name from Woolwich, England -- situated in a like manner on a large navigable river.