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Portland and Casco Bay

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Portland & Casco Bay tourism info

"Portland, located on Casco Bay, is Maine’s largest city as well as its creative hub. Many craftspeople, artists, and other creative types have chosen to live and work here, positioning the city as one of the most fashionable locations in the Northeast. Portland’s Old Port, constructed in the 1800s, has been converted into a first-class shopping and dining district. However, the original Federal-style architecture of the area has been impeccably maintained..."

First Friday Art Walk

"JOIN US for a free self-guided tour of local art galleries, art studios, museums, and alternative art venues on the First Friday of every month from 5-8 pm.

OUR MISSION is to open the doors of Portland's visual arts community by joining together and introducing a wider audience to the unique vitality of the artists and venues of Portland. Promoting interest with non-exclusivity and easy access, thereby strengthening the arts and community through diversity and celebration." Photos from summer 2011

Portland Daily Photo

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Sail Casco Bay - Portland Schooner Co.

"Sail with us on an authentic sailing vessel steeped in history — and have the experience of a lifetime. Bagheera and Wendameen provide the perfect vantage point to enjoy some of Maine’s most beautiful sights and sounds — from the deck of a storied wooden schooner built in the early 20th century. For an afternoon, a day, or an overnight windjammer adventure, from Portland Harbor through the pristine waters of Casco Bay and beyond, refresh your spirit and excite your soul with an unforgettable sail reminiscent of a simpler time..."

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