There are several theories as to how Bombahook Stream got its name.
Birds eye view map, Hallowell, 1878
Bombahook is the peninsula on the left side of the image. Click on the picture to zoom in for a closer look.
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One belief is that the stream was called Bombahook by its original occupants, the Abenaki Indians. Another belief is that Sheppard's Point at the end of the stream is shaped like India, and, for that reason, early English settlers named it after the city of Bombay India, and the hook in the Kennebec River just below the point. There is no documentation for either theory. We do know the stream was renamed Vaughan Stream after the Vaughan Family inherited it from Benjamin Hallowell's family in the late 1700's.
By Sam Webber