Border Towns

The City of Calais, Maine, is located in eastern Washington County situated on the Canadian border and the beautiful St. Croix River.  Calais shares three international border crossings and a longstanding history with St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada.  Calais has historically been a city of commerce and is recognized as the primary shopping center of eastern Washington County and Charlotte County, New Brunswick. The communities of Calais, Maine and St. Stephen, New Brunswick have shared lives as “border towns” in a most neighbourly fashion. In fact, in 1812 the people of St. Stephen loaned Calais sufficient gunpowder to celebrate the 4th of July while both countries were technically at war.