A Brief History of M.W. Sewall

A locally-owned, family-run business since 1887 

Our main office on 259 Front Street in Bath, Maine
Our main office located at 259 Front Street in Bath, ME

M. W. Sewall

Throughout the 1800s the Sewall Family operated one of five major ship building yards along the Kennebec River. Noteworthy amongst it’s production the Edward Sewall, a square masted schooner that delivered kerosene throughout the islands of the Caribbean for Texaco.

Through the years, three generations have have been instrumental in leading the growth of the M.W. Sewall Company. In the early 1900’s, Mark W. Sewall moved the Company’s headquarters from upper Front Street in Bath to their present location in order to make room for the construction of City Hall. At that time, M.W. Sewall operated a coal wharf on the Kennebec River, receiving product by ship and delivering it to local residents under the leadership of Edward Sewall.

By the mid 1900s, Edward Jr. joined his father at the company and M.W. Sewall became a consignee agent for Texaco. Texaco dismantled a fuel storage facility in the greater Boston area, shipped it to Bath, Maine and leased it to the Sewall Company for $.01 per gallon. 

In 1992, Ned (Edward III) Sewall became President and led the Company through an accelerated growth period that included the construction of our current office located at 259 Front Street. During that same period M.W. Sewall built of a state of the art, fuel and propane bulk storage facility in West Bath increasing capacity and ensuring a reliable supply of product for an expanding customer base in the Midcoast Region.

Customer service has always been our #1 product and we are dedicated to delivering that promise to our customers. That dedication continues today, M.W Sewall is still a locally-owned, family-run company proudly serving the greater Midcoast area from Falmouth to Waldoboro.