During the late 1800s and early 1900s, when the sailing vessels were traveling the waters off the coast of Maine and beyond, it wasn't unusual for a captain to shout to a passing ship, :Where do you hail from?" on the ship's megaphone. A captain from Jonesport would return with "Jonesport". When the inquiring captain would yell back "Jonesport, where?" the Jonesport captain would return with "Jonesport America". Jonesport remains the only town in the entire world with this name. The town of Jonesport, Maine was incorporated in 1832. Born as a seafaring community, the village still retains much of its original character as families today continue the maritime traditions of their ancestors.