Taking a Look at Portland



Our armchair travels through the U.S. have taken us to Maine which is the northeasternmost U.S. state. It is known for its rocky coastline, maritime history, and beauty of nature.


Our first stop is Portland a city set on a peninsula that extends into Casco Bay.

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Take a walk along Commercial Street which stretches along the water. Here you can find many restaurants, cafes, bars, and boutiques. Both locals and tourist love to walk here and catch the sea breezes, watch the ships, and see fishermen with their catches. There are cobblestone streets with charming buildings from the late 19th and 20th centuries.

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Among the architectural gems here is the Customs House.

port observatoryThe Portland Observatory is a symbol of Portland’s rich maritime heritage and offers fantastic views over the harbor. Its historic tower stands on Munjoy Hill. Built in 1807 the tower provided communication between…

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Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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